Today I took a nap in Greta’s bed.
I’ve outsourced most of the Greta-loving to Phenom and my family and friends during these tough days in the slide. And, all those wonderful folks do indeed shower my Greta with love. (But I still miss being with her, and a silly thing like napping in her bed worked for me today.)
Today I took a short, slow, meandering walk outside today because it was 60+ degrees and I knew that if I didn’t capitalize on that February awesomeness I would regret it.
Ahhh, spring was in the air today. As the snowmelt ran under my feet, I imagined blue chemo running through my veins, eroding any and all cancer cells to be taken away, away, away.
Today I zeroed in on Maren during the hours I had with her.
We connected, she shared, I listened. It mattered. It’s easy, some days, to mother my six-year-old without really seeing her. Today I made an effort to press in, and tonight our hearts are full. She’s an amazing kid; I’m so privileged to be her mama.
Today I seized the thirty minutes where Brad and I were awake in the house together and we talked. For real talked, not just logistical, mundane, hand-off talk.
I love my husband and his heart. So much, it sometimes hurts.
Today was a good day.
It was a small day. A quiet day. A simple day. Very little was accomplished. I’m behind on everything, and today I let it — all of it — slide right along with me. But I invested in things that mattered, and I lay my head down tonight knowing that on day one of the blue slide, I was able to Do Today Well.