Of course, every day has its Ying and Yang.
It's good and not so.
I try to focus on the good.
When I awoke this is what I saw.
What a gift.
It is not all my land, but I stand before and declare:
The Queen has decreed it shall be a very good day in the little kingdom.
Yesterday's not so good.
My sister shared a photo of my parents.
It was their 65th wedding anniversary.
Many of you know my father and I are keeping our distances.
My mom is quite ill with alzehimers.
It was the saddest photo I could imagine.
They sat in a dark corner of the nursing home together.
Her in that chair they put her in.
Him with his back to the photo.
I imagine he is crying but he is eating at the same time.
My mother is staring, blankly ahead.
There is a banner that says Happy Anniversary .
it. Tore. me. Up.
I know from Susan, my smart and sweet therapist of years ago that important dates carry heavy weights.
(oh I just made that up)
My nephews wife, Heather, sends my mom a Christmas card.
She asks me how she is doing.
She is the good of yesterday.
I texted her sadly.
She reminded me of the good of being a child of my mother and always a child of God.
I need some yarn .
I need it bad.