it will be gone before you know it.
the fingerprints on the wall appear higher and higher.
then suddenly they disappear.
today was a looong day at work, one problem after another. grueling actually.
then i got to leave to head to malena's soccer practice, and everything turned around. she just started soccer in the beginning of july and she is doing great. it is such a treat on tuesdays to get to watch her play for an hour and a half. smiling. running. laughing. kicking the ball. not using her hands (we are getting better with that one) to get the ball. i love every minute of it. i love to watch her play.
today she got a medal for being a good teamplayer. as we we were walking to the car, i told her how much i loved watching her play with her friends and how well she did at practice. she asked me why i didn't have a medal, and i told her that was because i just got to watch her play. she said "that's ok mommy, i will share my medal with you" and took if off of her neck and put it on mine. i thought that my heart was going to burst wide open.
all of the issues of the day were worth it. i got to have that moment with her.
i am a lucky, lucky mom. i have a medal to prove it.
+++ jill p - you rock, as you can tell from the quote, i got my fun mail today. thank you. thank you. thank you.
+++ i have heard this song more times that i can remember and always liked it. but i never knew the background on it and that it was inspired by cancer. i will never hear it the same way again. thank you wallace, you are awesome.