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!
BUT I"M STILL HERE.
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,