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Learning To Live In The Moment

By Therelishedroost
It is a sad week here as our dear friend is losing his battle with cancer.  He was diagnosed last August at the age of 45, and being of amazing faith he said he would beat this.  He is one of the kindest,most generous and faithful people we have ever met.  He was also one of the most hard working too.  I am trying to understand why these things happen and what purpose his loss has in the scheme of life. Where is the lesson in all of this? My mother who saw him 2 weeks ago recalls something very poignant that he said to her, and that was "I thought I was young and that I had time, I worked so much and so hard to give my family a better life, and I was thinking of what was in the future like to retire early and spend time with them then. I now can no longer work and now that I have time to spend I am too weak to play with my children, isn't that something"? He then said,"I wish I knew I would have spent more time".
This broke my mother's heart as well as ours and now there is no time as he is in a coma and his 3 children under the age of 11 will lose there wonderful father and a wife will lose a kind loving husband.
I guess the lesson for me was learning to live in the moment! I am so guilty of living for what's to come and so busy sometimes that my days fly by and I took no time to really look at the day, my family or the beauty that surrounds me.  I am going to start to try to stop and appreciate, be more grateful and try to stop wanting more when I have all I need. It's going to be a challenge for sure but I am willing to give it a try as I have learned from a wonderful person that will be sadly missed, that time is of the essence.
Enjoy my little stream of consciousness as I have found images that make me smile and allow me to take in the moment, and I promise I will be back to my usual blog  posts by the end of the week.

Learning To Live In The Moment

529,600 minutes how do you measure a year in your life!


Learning To Live In The Moment

Love of English and Irish countryside.


Learning To Live In The Moment

My favorite flower ever the hydrangea.


Learning To Live In The Moment

Yes, any type of bird makes me smile.


Learning To Live In The Moment

I am happy when I paint.


Learning To Live In The Moment

I love to dance and although my kids I am too old and silly I sneak in a few moves now and then.


Learning To Live In The Moment

Lake Placid love.


Learning To Live In The Moment

Marcy


Learning To Live In The Moment

Remy


Learning To Live In The Moment

Kieran


Learning To Live In The Moment

Dakota


Learning To Live In The Moment

My 18 year old actually wanted to spend Spring break with us in London, that you must relish!


Learning To Live In The Moment

A difficult task to get all three gals together for a photo, I will force them to do this more often!


Learning To Live In The Moment

Bermuda love- our 20th anniversary spent with our children!


Learning To Live In The Moment

Again a feat to have them pose in Bermuda.


Learning To Live In The Moment

One of my favorite images of my daughter 2 years before the mighty towers were gone.


Learning To Live In The Moment

My favorite goofy photo of all of us.. this one they will not be happy that I posted!


Learning To Live In The Moment

My Parents.


Learning To Live In The Moment

Learning To Live In The Moment

A very wise quote from my daughter Brooke's favorite play- Wicked! Thank you for letting me share a moment.
Credits:  Rent,Pinterest, swans & paint, dancer, Wicked

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