Just Enough

This week we did four doctor’s appointments, an ER visit, and a hospital stay. We did an adjustment on Jack’s anti-psychotic drug and Charlie’s anxiety med. Jack launched and then dismantled the fake Christmas tree, after trying to suck off the ornaments with the shop vac. So I cleaned it up and put it away, throwing away all the broken bits. I cried a little.

When I thought about impending Thanksgiving, I cried a lot. I pictured all the dysfunctional things that could and likely would happen on our family trip to the cabin. I thought wistfully about that magical time my whole family watched a whole movie together.

On our drive to the cabin Thanksgiving morning, I cranked up my seat heater, snuggled into my coat and pondered a few things:

1. The ER staff and the hospitalist and nurses who treated us so well and restored Charlie’s ability to breathe.

2. The ENT, who has helped us through our weird ten-year journey with Jack’s cursed ears. He is still helping us and still lending us his optimism.

3. The gastroenterologist. She knows about all the shiz and still smiles at us without pity.

4. The pediatrician, who is a genuine ally.

5. The psychiatrist, who is critical to our family’s ability to function. And she prescribes the meds that save our lives.

I feel that my family is a priority to all these people, that they really care about us. Maybe they make everyone feel this way, who knows.

I was grateful to God for giving us access to some really terrific people to help my children medically and psychologically. Even when things are frightfully hard, He has always given us what we need and who we need to help us keep going.

Abundance can mean having just enough for what’s necessary at any point in time.


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  9 comments for “Just Enough

  1. Sarah
    November 28, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Love to you, Megan.

  2. Gen
    November 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Thank you for this insight, I never saw abundance like that before but yet it is so true!

  3. Kerri
    November 28, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Thank you. I loved this very much.

  4. Blue
    November 28, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    I’m grateful for the unexpected gift that meeting you and us having our Thing has been in my life this year. It was so serendipitous, it’s hard to reconcile how I could have lived without the joy it gives me to know you and the others all my life til now. I fell in love with you and am so thankful for our friendship. You’re an inspiration and a light in my life. xo

  5. Vivian
    November 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    So beautiful, like you.. Gratitude is everything, isn’t it? Love you!

  6. Emily Wing Smith
    November 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    “Abundance can mean having just enough of what’s necessary at any point in time.” YES! We should all be so wise as to realize this.

  7. November 29, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Whenever I need a reality check, I look to you, lovely Lady!!!

  8. ann cannon
    November 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Oh, Megan. Thank you. I’m so grateful for the friendships forged in our memoir class. Love you.

  9. Jen
    November 30, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    So thankful for your insights, Megan! I’m sorry they came about in such a difficult way, though. Wishing you much happiness in the coming days!

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