Seize the day

Life is uncertain. Or as my dad used to say, “There are no guarantees.”

As we enter into a new year, I know that I can’t predict the miseries, mysteries, and magic that will enter into my life this year.

So we march forward, armed to meet our challenges as best we can, yet with our eyes and ears open to the many miracles that surround us and make our journey not only bearable, but make life worth living.

I wish you all many magical moments, and the awareness to fully appreciate them.

Happy New Year.

2012-12-27-Waiting_for_Hospice
Moonrise through the trees from a window at Kettering Medical Center while waiting for Mom’s transport to Hospice. December 27, 2012. Taken with my iPhone.

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Author: CMSmith

I enjoy reading, writing, gardening, photography, genealogy and travel. I have opinions about many things, but am trying to age gracefully and not continually tick people off with them. Sometimes I can’t help myself.

12 thoughts on “Seize the day”

  1. Christine—I have been so far behind in reading what is going on with you and I had a feeling I knew before i read your most recent posts. What a month December was for you. I am so sorry. I know that you have so much on your shoulders and that you have huge responsibilities but if anyone can take care of aging parents with grace and love it is you, my friend. I am holding you all in prayers from afar and standing with you. Hugs.

  2. Carpe diem, indeed! I’ve been away from the blogosphere over the holiday, but hope the New Year brings more peace than pain, more sunshine than sadness. Great to hear from you today, my friend. Happy New Year to you and your family–especially your precious mom.
    Hugs,
    Kathy

  3. Carp Diem! One of, if not, my favorite quote. Thank you so much for your site and you and the sharing you have done throughout this last year. I wish for you and your family all the very best in 2013.

  4. Happy New Year, Christine. Some days we must seek out those special moments, but they are there. I read a tagline on someone’s blog today, “…seeing the great in the small.” Let’s keep looking!

  5. Christine, sending you my heartfelt thoughts for you and your family for the New Year.. I hope it brings you all strength and peace as you go forward along your road together.. taking One day at a time…
    Much Love from me to you..
    Sue xox

  6. Such a heartwarming story about your family written beautifully. I felt like I was there with you on your journey and I see the strength and love you have for your family. My heart goes out to you and your family during this time. May God bless you in your journey during 2013. You have woke a hidden spirit in me.

  7. Hi Christine … thinking of you – your mother’s health is of major concern and I certainly hope she can be stabilised soon … then then have some relief. Look after yourself too – at least eh family is around … with many thoughts and hugs – Hilary

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