I was so excited to begin this week with my new Mommy Monday blog post. I had the day perfectly planned and would be posting this week’s “special” once the kids went down for their afternoon nap. However, as I have come to learn with age, just when you think you have everything planned, boom! Life has a funny way of boarding you into the glass, leaving you struggling to catch your breath as you dazedly regain your composure and adjust your attack. (Yes, I love hockey!)
Yesterday’s unscheduled penalty was brought by an urgent trip to the ER and we all know a trip to that penalty box is never a 2-minute minor, not even a 5-minute major, but rather an afternoon of worrying and waiting. It turns out, in the great scheme of things, we were lucky and it is only a minor, but for what seemed like an eternity, “what ifs” and silent prayers filled my afternoon. Even writing this today, I feel physically drained and tear up with all sorts of emotions still continuing to flood my thoughts.
So, I apologize for missing our first Mommy Monday and although I wasn’t able to focus on my original idea , life handed me my “star of the game” moment and reminded me of how lucky I am. I fulfilled my Mommy Monday last night by hugging my kids a little closer and kissing my husband a little longer. Today is my Thankful Tuesday. Be thankful for what you have, who you have and everyday you have because you never know when any of it might only be a memory.