|Me on left, Mom in middle, cousin on right.|
Just a quick note on some thoughts here today. I have the day off and can't tell you how great it is!
I had to take my mother to a medical procedure yesterday morning - I had to be the driver - my mother's computer isn't working, otherwise she would kill me for telling y'all that. Anyways, I think about my mother aging, as many of my friends are going through right now with their parents. My mother is still vibrant and healthy, although some parents aren't as fortunate. I am grateful for each and every day of my life. I think they say that when you get to a certain age, you begin to look at your life, and realize that is not as long as you used to think it was. Someone said, I have less days ahead of me than I did behind me. We do our soul searching. Its hard to watch our parents age. My father died so young, but my mother was always my rock, my calming influence, always there to get me out of any trouble I got myself into, and always stood by me. I can't imagine my life without her in it. We have our share of issues, believe me, but when that day comes, I hope I am gone first. I think the pain will be unbearable. I've seen people either close, or have touched my life through others die in their teens, their 20s, 30s, actually every age there is. I am lucky to be here and have to remember that as time passes, and birthdays come and go. I take life one day at a time. I deal with what comes my way and confront it head on. When I lay my head on the pillow at night, I don't want to have any regrets.
OK, I think that is all I wanted to say, for now! :)
All is well out there this morning, but its cold. Say a prayer that my friend Diane can trap a few pregnant kitties this weekend, as I have two extra spots at the clinic for Tuesday and we need to stop this cycle. I will be out there Tuesday morning to get whoever I can. I was thinking about the spots I feed at where no food was left. And how the cats waiting for me are so hungry. I felt hungry myself as I drove around (which is rare!), and knew what pain they must feel. I am so grateful I am able to feed these hungry animals. I was also thinking that I haven't had a morning off since I went to Hilton Head a year ago. Not one day's break. 365+. Wow.
Have a good day everyone!
“You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”