It wasn't until I was reading through blogs tonight that I remembered the significance of the day. I had thought about it this weekend, but it completely slipped my mind as I went about the day baking cookies for my students (they gave their first speeches today), making jello dessert (Jason's favorite), getting Sydney's glasses fixed (Jules broke them last week), and calling the insurance company (they don't cover the damaged pipes).
The only similarities between then and now:
- Six years ago: I was teaching. Today: I was teaching.
- Six years ago: I felt sick to my stomach all day long. Today: Even though I felt good all morning, the afternoon knocked me out with the stomach flu. I even had to dismiss my students early because I nearly fainted. I couldn't manage to drive all the way home without having to pull the car over and find a bag. Ugh.
Even though having the flu is horrid, I realized tonight that there could be worse things. Being sick to my stomach is better than being sick at heart. Perspective is a good thing.