Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sitting Cross Legged

Yesterday our homeschool group met at the park. It was a gorgeous day and my knee was feeling wonderful! For the past year, I have avoided the moms sitting on the ground because I knew I could not sit down and then get back up without totally embarrassing myself. However, yesterday I felt confident I could both sit down and get back up easily and I did.

There is even better news though. As several other moms joined us and I was drawn into the conversations, I looked down and realized I was sitting with my legs crossed!!!!!! I love to sit on the floor with my legs crossed and for the last year have not been able to do this. Yet, when I looked down yesterday, that is exactly what I was doing. I said, "Look at me!" Everyone looked at me like, "What is this lady talking about?" I explained how excited I was to be sitting cross legged as not everyone in our group is aware of my rheumatoid arthritis. (If a camera would have been nearby, I would have asked someone to take a picture I was so excited) I kept hoping the kids would come over and see me because they would have got it right away. When I told them in the car, they were so happy for me. Lucky me!


  1. A big "criss-cross applesauce" to you!

  2. Thank you for sharing! Just this morning I came to terms with NOT sitting cross legged in class, but I am sure I will be back to it in the near future.

    As you said yesterday, RA really does allow us to appreciate many things and for that I am grateful.

    Glad you had a great day in the park!

  3. You just made me cry! Good for you Cathy! You always make things that sound so simple such a joy!

    I love you!

  4. Im so happy for you!!!!
    It really is the little things isnt it?