Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy in the now

There is a poem floating around facebook right now (partly because I shared it on there too!)that talks about all the "lasts" our child(ren) go through. It brought a tear to my eyes when I read it. But upon thinking about it later...I wondered why?
I look back over the years of my two children, the good and the bad. I will miss certain things - the newborn baby leg draw up, the baby sighs of contentment, and "milk coma". But I look forward to so much more! How can I be sad, when so many great things are there to look forward to? I don't understand that part I guess. Why mourn the past when the future holds so much promise? Just because there are a lot of "lasts" that have been seen, there are even more "firsts" to be experienced!

I will not cry about past joys - why cry now over something that made you so happy just the year before? I will smile as I drop my son off for his first day of kindergarten. I will beam when he walks across the stage to receive his high school diploma. I will glow when dancing the mother/son dance at his wedding. And I will be giddy holding my first grandchild in my arms. If the unthinkable happens, I will be blessed with the knowledge that one day we will meet again, whole and healthy in Heaven.

No tears! No need! I am happy in the now and excited in what is to come. :) I can't wait!

1 comment:

Randi Jo :) said...

glad i could come on here and see this!! :)

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