Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Confessions of a Closet Dancer

Well, it’s whimsical Wednesday and I have a confession to make.

If you read my previous post titled “God Knows” then you know that I have continual back problems due to scoliosis. Well, Monday I woke up in a tremendous amount of pain. It was so intense that I was unable to complete my physical therapy session that morning. My therapist kept asking what I did over the weekend and I couldn’t think of any specific thing that would have caused such a flare-up.

Tuesday morning, still in pain, I was wracking my brain trying to think of what I could have done. I even asked God during my prayer time what could have caused it. Now, I’m not sure if God was answering me or if my brain chose that exact moment for sudden recall but as if watching a movie, I saw a scene from Sunday night that cleared up the elusive pain causing incident.

But, before I confess, I must digress.

As many of you know, I am a writer. And, for a very long time, this has been my work space.

I’m also a stay at home mom of two small children who find it hilarious to invade this stuffed-in-a-corner-of-a-room workplace and attack anything and everything, including me. I’ve learned to live with the invasions, even cherish them at times, but it does make forward progress on any large writing assignments tedious.

However, over the Christmas break, my dear sweet amazing husband whom I cherish beyond life itself made a decision. He decided the work space I had been using was no longer viable for the goals I have set for the coming year. Therefore, over the past weekend, he did some rearranging and created a home office just for me.

This is my new office.

That’s right. My own office complete with a door. Those who have or have raised children understand how a door (at times) can be the most beautiful sight in the entire world.

This incredible creation was completed Sunday. And now, it’s confession time.
Sunday evening, my family allotted me some time to escape into my office and work…by myself…with the door closed.

The quiet of the room screamed in my ears. The peace inside the four walls ignited fireworks in my head. The excitement was such that I could not sit at the computer and type away. No! That would not be a proper inauguration for such a wonderful gift as this.

Instead, I turned on my media player, picked a song of my choice (yes, that’s right…I got to pick my own song in my own office) and danced myself silly all over this brand new office.

Yep, you read that correctly, I danced my back out.

So, as I sat in my prayer time with a vision of myself playing air guitar and living out fantasies of being a hip hop dancer I couldn’t help but fall on the floor hysterically laughing. The joy of my new office was worth the dancing but the dancing was not worth the pain so I will probably not do that again but I will continue to enjoy my new office.

Happy New Year!


Mary Moss said...

What a wonderful new office you have! I know it is a gift beyond words.

Dancing might not be the best idea, but I can understand being so overjoyed that you just can't help it!

Blessings to you and I offer a prayer for healing of your pain:-)

Melanie said... wonderful to have a real office! I can understand the joy that resulted in a dance!

Julie Gillies said...

Hi Spring,
Checking in from away from home (Tennessee) and am SO sorry that you've hurt your back, but oh boy, I am doing the Happy Dance with you, girl! Praise God for your own dedicated work space. I'm blessed to have one too, though my door is opened so frequently it may as well be a revolving door. Ahh well.

I pray your back settles down quickly, your writing is inspired by the Lord Himself, and your family is blessed in 2009.

Happy New Year!

an ordinary Saffa girl said...

What a thoughtful hubby you have - you have a splendid new office! Does it come with a name plaque on the door too??? ;)

I hope your pain goes altogether... and pray you have a happy and healthy 2009!

Dead to Self said...

OOO fun stuff!! I love to dance in the quiet of my room. Although it's not exactly safe at anytime my sister or parents could come running into my closed door (well after they opened it) and see me :O

Edie said...

I'm so sorry you hurt your back and I completely understand not doing some things that I really want to because of the way my body might respond (only mine is due to the aging process. lol.) But I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to dance before the Lord with all my might! (When no one else is watching.) :D

Enjoy your wonderful new office!

Rich blessings to you as He brings you into the New Year!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh good for you! How wonderful! It was Virginia Wolff (I think) that said every woman needs a room with a door. Congrats!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Now that's a really funny story. Your husband is a keeper, he was paying attention to your needs and surprised you with something that I'm sure you will get a lot of use from. Wishing you a smooth recovery.

Love, peace and blessings for a Great New Year!

sailorcross said...

This is just a wonderful new office you have, and I can totally understand the dancing!!

I'm so sorry that you have hurt your back in your joy though!!


B His Girl said...

I like your new office. How sweet of your man. I am a closet dancer too! Let's not over do in the new year. I pray it is better soon. b

Krista said...

LOL you are hysterical. love the adventure, friend! at least writing is not generally a physically demanding occupation. here's to new friendship and a year of reaching for a common goal. I love ya!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

What an appropriate celebration for such a wonderful gift! Sorry to hear you're paying the price for it now, though.

Jennifer Pacacha said...

The day is coming when you will be able to dance without the after effects my friend, and I can't wait! Such an incredible office space, just what you need to accomplish what God has for you this year.