why do I do this to myself? why do I reach for the stars and try to post everyday?
because in doing that,
I am stretching my imagination.
I am looking more closely at the ordinary things in my day.
I am enjoying each and every moment while I do it.
I listen to conversations more closely....
I notice things that I would usually have skipped past.. like aprons, or words or a simple thing like stirring the coffee...
I search for descriptive words to tell my tale..
and in doing that
I fall in love with my life.
[and to tell the truth, I actually enjoy discovering something to write about each day]
and in my life today? it is my son's birthday! thirty five years ago, I was walking around in pain.. back pain and tummy pain.. thinking it was from all the cake I had eaten the day before. 35yrs ago, still a child myself, I gave birth to a tiny little bundle weighing just 5lbs. no drugs at all. my life was in danger at one stage.. at 17yrs old, i don't know how I did it. but they say, that God never gives you a thing that you cannot handle. Do you think it is a coincidence that he was born on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes? a place where I have wanted to visit for a long, long time.
Happy birthday Caine! this year is yours !