My hands…..

I know this is random, but I’ve been paying a lot of attention to my hands in the past few days. I don’t take very good care of my hands or feet for that matter, and in the winter they crack and bleed. I have cracks on all of my fingers and one particularly bad one on my pointer finger right where it bends. I’ve felt a dull throb in my hands for days, and many activities each day cause sharper pains that make me take notice. Because of this awareness of my hands that the pain brings me, I’ve been thinking about them A LOT. Where would I be if I didn’t have my hands? I couldn’t change diapers (one of the causes of the cracks-washing after diaper changes), I couldn’t cook dinner, I couldn’t clean my house, I couldn’t do laundry or dress my children. I couldn’t do any of the day to day tasks that are required of me. Most importantly though, my sense of touch as I know it would not exist. What would I do if I couldn’t caress my children’s faces with the tips of my fingers? What would it be like to not be able to feel my husband’s stubble or baby soft skin after he shaves? How could I test the water temperature with one finger, type or do a million other things that I use my hands for? TODAY, I am thankful for my hands…….which begs the question…….if I’m so thankful for them, why don’t I take better care of them? I could really get Jeff going on this one…….but that’s a whole different post! 🙂

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    Heather says

    You have been channeling me for sure. I was thinking about my hands just the other day. Mostly when I was looking at the $6.50 bling ring I have on, pretending it’s a wedding rind cuz I’m still to fat for my real one, but I digress……… I was thinking about how I can create things with them that will last longer than my life. Quilts, Scrapbooks, stuff I knit, and how hopefully in some meager way I can show a legacy of love for my family. From my hands that comfort and hold my children to what I can make with them. Actually, it is an amazing blessing. Thanks for writing about them!

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    Mark and Kiss says

    Yes, that made me really think about all the marvelous things I am grateful for. The idea of losing the mobility/use of any body part due to rhumetoid is a sobering thought. A guy across the street is pretty crippled up, it makes me think we should be more helpful.

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    says

    downloaded it, sent it to the mailco 0.4 miles from my house, paid $.85 when I pieckd it up, brought it home and covered it with contact paper, and washi-taped it to the wall in my home office. CUTE. And ridiculously cheaper than what I was going to spend on a desk calendar. THANK YOU!

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