Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A moment...

Night time. Misty Windows. Wild Flowers. Soft shadows fall against the wall. A moment enjoyed in the midst of it all.

You may remember my new year intention to enjoy a moment each day?  Capturing, remembering and living in these moments are vital in my fight to stay afloat in the stormy seas I find myself being tossed about in.
The last month has particularly hard and I can't say I have lived a moment of each day. Sometimes I've just been lucky to wash to the shore!


My daughter has been in hospital nearly a month now, shes had a spinal fusion involving multiple bone grafts and 2 titanium rods screwed into her pelvis. They run the length of her spine and are attached to it by 23 screws. In our stay I have met many kids and parents who face trials and heart ache well above the norm but one boy in particular will stay with me. He was receiving treatment for cancer. His little head was bald and a tube snaked from his nose and down his shirt. All of a sudden there was a commotion, someone had changed the channel on the communal TV and boy was he unhappy about it! He comes tearing out of the lounge, tears streaming down his face and I looked him and thought..
...and THAT'S what you're worried about???
How awesome that in the midst of things he hadn't stopped been a child. How awesome that he didn't let his circumstance be what defined him. He was still a child wanting to watch cartoons like any other kid his age. He wasn't caught up in being sick or worried or feeling sad about his circumstance.
He was still him.

I could learn a lot from that child.

May your nest be blessed,


Kris said...

Keeping yourself in the moment like that is what it is all about. Free yourself from the past and the future.
Easy to say...but practice helps keep you here.

Hope you are yours are holding tight.

Irene said...

Staying in the moment is hard to do because we always want to race toward the future and happier times. I wish you lots of happy and healthy days to come and that includes your daughter too, of course. I hope you are able to keep seeing the positive side of things.

Caterina Giglio said...

yes, just being... never loose our childlike innocence thats the most important thing... so nice catching up with you on FB and lovely images!! x

ArtPropelled said...

Phew Lisa! It sounds so hard.... and through all the challenges you are managing to keep it together. I know there must be days when you feel you want to fall apart but you collect yourself and keep plodding on. Love and hugs to you.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I'm lucky to have friends as wise and caring as you all..thank you. x