It’s been an incredible summer and it’s not even August. I think this was one of the best summers of my entire life. I love being over 50, it means that I finally realize that I have to do everything I want to do and make everything I do count, and it means I have to be grateful for every single second of every single day because that’s all I have at any given time and I’d better make the most of it.
We went to:
Cape Cod for 2 weeks with the dog and cat
Colorado and New Mexico
I went to:
A 5-day pottery workshop in Layton, NJ
Bill went to:
France for 2 weeks while I stayed home and did all sorts of fun things with pets, friends and family
I’ll post a little bit about each, but right now I thought I’d just post this little poem that came into my head this morning. It sums up what life is for me right now this minute, and for everyone who has aging loved ones in their lives, you’ll know exactly what I mean, but let’s just say it’s about enjoying being with my mom.
My Mother is Now 88
There’s a four leafed clover growing near the barn and a heart shaped rock in the corral this morning-
A message from above that I’m very lucky and somebody really loves me;
Sun sparkling on the grass, turning it lemon lime
A quiet before humanity gets out of bed and goes on with its day.
Crickets singing themselves to sleep in the light to arise again after sunset,
Horses still and contented, browsing through their hay, the taste of grain still in their mouths.
It is the kind of day that Mother Nature whispers in my ear,
“There may be tears soon for a very long time, so I thought I’d give you this gift.”