Friday 25 May 2012: Today
"It isn't the burdens of today that drive men mad. It is the regrets over yesterday and the fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin thieves who rob us of today."
- Robert J. Hastings
I don't want to miss any of my todays.
This year so far has been full of regret and fear with thyroid cancer and surgery.
She's growing so quickly, and my fear of not being able to give her a baby sister or brother is clouding my perception of today. I don't want to miss a moment.
My dad was over today, helping my husband with a major overhaul of our back yard. Larkyn was thrilled to have Daddy AND Grandpa eat lunch with us - what a treat! After lunch, Larkyn brought some books to Grandpa to read to her. There's something so calming to me about hearing my dad read . . . probably because it brought me so much comfort as a child. I was faraway, thinking of the troubles of yesterday, when I realized what a photographic moment I was missing . . . and a moment to enjoy, too. Glad I woke up to that.
" . . . So quiet down cobwebs, dust, go to sleep. I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep." - From Song for a Fifth Child, by Ruth Hulbert Hamilton. Thank you so much, Jeni, for introducing this beautiful poem to me. xxx