|St. Louis Cathedral in NOLA|
(The oldest cathedral in the country!)
My health seems to have stabilized for the most part. I am no longer getting weekly infections and my joint pain is fairly well controlled at the moment. I have been walking and biking all over Uptown and the French Quarter, and I am enjoying the chance to exercise and explore the city. I am spending lots of quality time with friends and feeling loved, happy, and healthy. I am still probably having a tonsillectomy in December, but I have over a month of good times, winter holidays, and normal college stuff to look forward to until then.
|An ironic picture of me enjoying|
a rainy day in New Orleans
I know there will be more dark days. I am not naïve, nor unprepared. When they come, I know they will hurt. But the eventual return of a storm is not a reason to ignore clear skies. It might be getting a little colder and darker outside, but I am brightening up and my world has become quite a bit sunnier. I'm thankful for sunshine.