Saturday, January 10, 2009
"That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet" ~ Emily Dickinson
There was a time in my life where I would have found myself stuck on "that it will never come again" part.A time when I would have let the sadness of that thought creep too easily into my everyday life and way of thinking.No longer.Of course there is the normal measure of humanness that stirs within us when we dwell on the fact that life is in fact finite not infinite.At least not when it comes to our earthly bodies.Seeing the sweetness in the here and now is truly the key and at the same time our greatest challenge.It has taken a life time,mine, and actually a life ...Zoey's, to allow me the clarity to see that. Now,I would never wish for anyone to have to walk the walk we have,in order to see that sweetest but it is also my profound hope, that in the sharing of our journey, that the succulence of our daily lives,your daily lives, be felt more and lived more.Kinda deep for a Saturday I know.No particular reason.The stillness of the house perhaps.A peaceful sleeping little one maybe.Or maybe even yet, just knowing my other children are out soaking up the sun.Living their lives,freely and with the blessing of health and well being and praying at the same time, that I have done enough to instill in them, the knowledge they are loved ... always.I leave you with a few pictures.I try and take some everyday.Hoping not to miss any of that sweetness.Most are of Zoey.Yes, I do have 5 other children but it seems to me, that as of late this is the all about Zoey show.All Zoey.All the time.She is the center.Our compass.Our daily reminder to stop and savor the sweetness.
*I could scour the earth for every toy under the sun for Zoey, to help with her cognitive and developmental growth and when all was said and done she would circle back to her absolute favorites: books,fabric and people.People,as in flesh and bone people,not little Fisher Price ones.She is absolutely indifferent to toys.With the exception of musical instruments.Those she likes.As for the others .... she could do without the whole lot of them.And trust me, I have found some really cool stuff.Oh well,she is nothing if not consistent.Beautifully simple and yet so complex.Gotta love that girl.