The rest of the household is sleeping, but I’m in front of my computer. A glass of wine is on the desk next to the keyboard, Eucalyptus oil is in the diffuser because I forgot to take my allergy meds today, and it is snowing outside. It is also 11:39pm, but I’m not sleepy…yet.
I was just sitting here thinking about how this day has gone, and how blessed I am to have been living right here, in the Diva Den, making memories with my mom, sister, and niece. 6 years ago I thought the world as I knew it was coming to an end, but as mom says, in a year your life’s landscape will change, and it does. Every year since it has only gotten better.
Instead of being married for 27 years now, I’m living with these fantastic women and sharing what we couldn’t have known would be my mom’s last few years on this earth. It is all a tremendous blessing in disguise and every day now I am thankful for it!
The snow outside today has reminded me that even in the bleakest of times, I only have to look around to find the beauty of life surrounding me. God gives us blessings like this every day but we often fail to see it. I see it every evening now as we all gather to watch our favorite TV shows, with a log in the fire place keeping us warm, our drink of choice, and the sharing of laughs and memories of long ago days during commercial breaks. Mornings when I don’t have to work are spent sipping coffee in the living room with mom, talking and sharing together.
My life can indeed be summed up as, “it did not go as planned”, but God’s plan to free me from a life of sin and give me the blessing of sharing so much more time with my mom is no mistake. What a gift I’ve been given, and will always treasure!