Sunday, July 22, 2012

peace of mind...

This photo is where my mind was today - in a quaint relaxing garden.

Reflecting on life.

This past week has been interesting, terrifying, eye opening and

a life changer for sure. When you face the possible mortality of a loved one

it puts everything into perspective - nothing else matters.


It's been a week of learning about things I never really planned on.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans.

All is really good right now - I am counting my many blessings

and thankful that Alex is still here with us - every moment

is precious and I will not forget that ever.

I learned alot about myself this week and about

the kindness of so many family and friends

I truly felt it - very strongly.

I am also trying to figure out how to move forward

with life - now that the game has changed a bit.

I noticed when we came home from the hospital

and all was well - I started feeling panicky if I

left for an hour or so - would something happen

while I was away? It's always a possibility, but

neither of us want to live that way - so we move

forward and try to walk out of this surreal fog

we've been in for a week.

All is well

All is good

and we exhale

and realize

how lucky we are

how loved we are

and oh so very thankful.

Have the most fabulous day ever!


(photo via here)


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Cathi and Alex,
I'm so pleased that Alex is home and I hope that he is getting stronger day by day. It must have been a frightening and difficult time for you both and for your family but, hopefully you can all put it behind you now.
Will you still be able to go on holiday ? ..... and, on a lighter note, are you looking forward to The Olympics ? After, months, of rain, we have clear blue skies and temperatures in the high 80's but, you never know what sort of weather you might get, here in the UK !!!!

Lori said...

Having something like this happen Cathi makes us stop and take stock. I went through something similar in January with Mom. I am so glad that Alex is home and feeling better ~ he will get stronger every day. Hugs to you my sweet friend! xo

tracy said...

Love you both bunches! The anxiety is normal. Eventually you will learn how to cope. It's different for everyone. One of my have quotes is from Robert Frost: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." Don't forget to stop living! xxoo

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking about you and Alex, Cathi. All the best from now on.


mom said...

Beautiful. N


A Tale of Two Cities said...

Hope the horizon is a bit brighter after such a scare. Best wishes to Alex...


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