I remember what prompted this post. I was so overwhelmed with everything: the normal activities of family life, my job, aging parents, and any other life stuff. But as I wrote about it, I learned something.

Today. I can only do today, right now, this moment.

So much has happened since this post over 2 years ago. Both Mom and Dad are gone and I miss them deeply. I wanted to call Mom yesterday when I finally finished something I’d been working on for weeks. She would have said, “Great, I knew it would all work out!” And I would have told her how relieved I was that it was done, and she would have told me she loved me and I would have told her I love her.

But I couldn’t call her. I could only remember her. And be thankful I had a wonderful mom. And grateful I’d learned to live in the moment when I did.

Live Like It Matters

“There’s only one day at a time here, then it’s tonight and then tomorrow will be today again.”
― Bob Dylan

I have a lot to do, even more to think about.  Like most, I’m juggling too much.  Thursday evening after work, I was driving to the hospital to see Mom.  I was thinking about what I had to do after I left the hospital.  Pick up medicine, go to Sears to return an item, give Blake a check, turn in ad forms, look through Brady’s papers………..my thoughts were interrupted by a text message.  My son wanted to know if I was cooking dinner.  I hadn’t even thought about it.  I wondered if there was anything in the house to cook.

I suddenly felt overwhelmed with it all.  I took a deep breath, asked the Lord to help me, and made myself stop thinking about the “to do” list that…

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