Friday, January 25, 2008
Last week, when Olivia was sick, I mentioned to my mom that I just wanted everything to be normal again. Healthy baby, healthy family, normal day.
She found this poem, and I'm happy to post it today when I have a healthy baby, a healthy family, a normal day.
"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me learn from you, love you, savor you, bless you, before you depart.
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Let me hold you while I may, for it will not always be so.
One day I shall dig my fingers into the earth,
or bury my face into the pillow,
or stretch myself taught,
or raise my hands to the sky,
and want more than all the world;
Mary Jean Irion “Yes, World”