Last night, I went to see my friend in the hospital. She had her baby and they are very happy. Seeing my friends happy is what makes a good day- great. As I listened to the new parents talk I could hear a little bit of who they were becoming the people they were meant to be. It's like listening to a good singer, but waiting to hear them hit the high note. My friends not only hit the high note they went an octive above harmonizing until their voices morphed into one voice singing the most beautiful lullaby....the baby wasn't in the room. That's happiness!
Tonight, I read an emotional post written by a mother about spending "extra" time with her daughter. (Hold'em Close, by My Little Life) The stolen moments that were not really meant for her, but she took them anyway because it felt right. A very dear friend of mine had a stolen moment too. One that reminds me to live each day....
You see, she owned a restaurant and worked crazy hours. (That is how we became close. My husband who was my boyfriend at the time and I watched her son three nights a week for over a year.) Instead of hurrying around on a typical school day she let her son sleep in. They spent the morning lounging then they went to the library. The entire day was about the two of them sharing simple mother-son time. The next day after getting her son off to school she took some "me time" to do yoga. That is where our friend found her a few hours later only she had had an aneurysm and later that day passed away. When I think of her I can only smile (with a broken heart) because she left all of us the same message she lived by.... She lived life each and every day.
Only you can decide your moments...Only you can decide if you're going to steal a bit of the day for you. Only you have the ability to live each day as if it were your last.
Tonight "Sharing is Caring" blog is My Little Life. (Smile.) Thanks Mama M. for the wonder post and my Mama M and Papa H for giving me this wonderful life!
Have you taken a day off with your children? Do you remember how you felt hours after your children were born?