Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Yes Day

I, with the help of my family, have decided that tomorrow will be my very first (and please dear God hopefully last) Yes Day. What is a Yes Day? Well, the idea comes from a children's book called just that, "The Yes Day" where the child recieves the answer Yes to all their requests for the entire day.
Cookies for breakfast? Yes!
2 movies? Yes!
Popcorn and my very own soda at said movies? Yes!
Crackers in bed? Yes!
Stay up late? Yes!
get the idea?! So, why am I having a Yes Day tomorrow? Because it is the day I was supposed to give birth to a beautiful, healthy, screaming, living baby boy, and I don't get to. So, whatever else I want tomorrow, I will get.
Sounds pretty good, right? Although, I must admit, I will put a cap on some things - like, I can't say yes to going out and buying a house, or spending the day at Nordstroms with a personal shopper, or the like. My possibilities include the likes of a pair of new coveted shoes, or a massage. Possibly a manicure, or a solo movie. Anything I crave to eat, I will say yes to with no guilt. I may even stay in bed all day and ask to be catered to, or simply left alone. I will likely take a long hot shower all by myself, and I will probably not ask to put H down for her nap or bedtime - I'll leave that to J.
The other upside to this Yes Day is two-fold: I could be redily distracted from pain and sorrow by joyful, foolish abundance for one. For two, I am completely at a loss as to what I may want to do, so I can't plan it like I typically enjoy doing. At this point, I feel available to the idea of a bit of solo shopping/browsing and a possible massage, but last week all I could think about possibly looking forward to was staying under the covers all day long with the door closed and the TV set to Bravo reality reruns. I guess the Yes Day gives me the opportunity to wallow if need be, or distract if that need be....
Anyhow, I will update on thursday the results/effect of my Yes Day later in the week for those of you who may be interested. But until then, please keep my family and me in your prayers... as fun as this may be, it is more than likely going to suck.


RE: peanut said...

You deserve your "yes day". Enjoy it, whatever you decide to do with it.

Chrysty said...

Good for you! I hope you are able to find the edges of the hole in this day. May God find a way to fill it with LOVE. You are helping do just that with such a wonderful idea to listen to your heart and exactly what it needs today. *hugs*

Chelsea said...

I'm sorry Liz. It sucks that something as simple as a day, just one specific day, can bring us so much pain and anguish. I hope your Yes Day was full of good things and whatever you wanted, even if it didn't really make you feel "all better"- because really, how can you? Also, we should get together sometime for shopping and Bravo watching- that's my fav reality TV too! (-:

Tara said...

I hope your Yes Day turned out the way you wanted it. I'm sorry for the pain you felt yesterday. Even if the day sucked, what you did for yourself was the best idea. It was much needed, and well deserved. Sending lots of love your way. *hugs*