What a gorgeous day here at the cottage!
The sun is shining, and the temps are actually out of the teens.
I understand that some of you are tired of the weather...the cold, wind, and snow.
I'm not going to pretend to love the cold. I'm more of a summer person.
I LOVE sunshine, the beach, and the sun dancing off the water like diamonds.
There were days when I was unable to enjoy the warmth of the sun on my skin.
I couldn't take a walk in the rain.
Building a snowman with my girls wasn't possible.
Life was spent lying in bed...day after day...listening to my little girls playing in the yard, laughing, running, growing, without my eyes to watch them.
I would have given anything to be able to just get up, and go outside for a snowball fight with them.
Or lay in the cold snow to make snow angels, and let the snowflakes fall on our faces.
There WERE times when we could spend moments together. It's not like I NEVER had time with my family.
What I am trying to say is......I understand how it is for the people that long for more "time".
How they cherish those moments they had with loved ones....like the time the girls and I laid on a blanket on the grass late one night, to watch the meteor showers.
Those times of joy that may never come again.
Because you've been diagnosed with a terminal disease.
You no longer care how cold it is outside.
It doesn't matter if the wind is howling, and the snow is two feet deep.
What difference does it make that Spring is still six weeks away??!!
You can barely breath on your own. You would gladly face another THREE snow storms if you could just have more time with your loved ones.
And to think, just last Summer you were one of the people complaining how hot, and humid it was.
You couldn't wait until Fall arrived so you could put on a pair of jeans, and a nice fuzzy sweater.
Life is so fragile.
Time is short.
We are all here for just a moment, and then we are dust in the wind.
Don't waste your today's grabbing for tomorrow...because tomorrow brings you closer to departing this life.
2014 is the year I am seeking a joyful life.
For me....joy is a decision, not always a feeling.