When I finish this project I will…..
When this situation calms down I will….
I’ve spent too much time waiting for “when” .
I’ve done the multitasking mom thing and survived, but generally I do – One. Thing. At. A. Time.
Get a job
Have a family
When family is grown do X, Y, Z
When retired from the job do a different X, Y, Z
But life isn’t a “to do” list. And as I get older I see that “when” doesn’t go on forever.
A Saturday, several years ago, my daughter-in-law Michelle called. She would be in town briefly to meet a friend at the park. Would I like to stop by?
Yes, I wanted to go. Yes, I wanted to see them. But I was working on a project I couldn’t get away from. All this time later I can’t remember the project. But I remember missing time with them.
With a year of this caregiving life under my belt, I’m determined the next one will be lived in the now. I’m dropping “when” from my conversation.
Each moment of life is a gift and meant to be lived.
And by the way, I feel a tiny bit guilty to still use the title 31 Days. Because I missed yesterday. But I don’t feel guilty enough to change it to 30 Days of Aging Grace. So, maybe this is a place where grace comes in… some days you just gotta do what you just gotta do. And that was yesterday.
Waitin’ and watchin’ and dreamin’ of what comes next!
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