My youngest son is struggling with not having enough energy right now in his life. But yesterday was such a blessed gift. It was his 17th birthday and I heard him say, "I have a lot of energy and it feels good!" He was able to go out with his brother in the daytime and hit a local coffee shop chain to collect his free birthday coffee. Then they went to play pool. That night, as a family, we went out to dinner and then played pool. This may sound like a low key birthday to most, but for this kid, it was full of energy spending fun. I was so happy for him.
Amidst the joy, there was dread deep in my soul. Today was the crash. This poor kid can't seem to do anything without a crash and bad headaches. Even a lively conversation can bring this sort of thing on. It breaks my heart, but this is what we are dealing with and has become normal.
But I will rejoice in the Carpe Diem of his 17th birthday. What a birthday present it was!!!! I thank God for this!
Lesson: When you are given a good day soak it up and enjoy every ounce of it. It is a joule! (pun intended)