The difference between then and NOW.

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Today started like any other day. Take the punkin to school, work, come home, cooking dinner all while playing “school”, then clean-up, prepare lunches for the next day. Then some chill time…..it was around 8:15pm and I  just opened the laptop and put some OC Housewives on. Not 5 minutes into my escape did Gianna asked me, “Mommy do you want to go look at the stars”? You see back “then” bc (before cancer) I probably would’ve told her something like,

 “Not tonight baby, maybe tomorrow” or “Not right now, maybe in a few minutes”, hoping she would forget about wanting to go outside.

But life ac (after cancer) is much different. I closed the laptop, grabbed a blanket and said,

“Absolutely, that sounds like a great idea…” 

For every moment, you must be IN the moment. We sat outside talked and read some passages. There were no stars out tonight, but the moon was shinning bright.

For every moment, you must be IN the moment. We sat outside talked and read some passages. There were no stars out tonight, but the moon was shinning bright.

September 17, 2013
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  • Reply Marquex

    This is a great reminder. I miss those moments with my mom, those are the things that stand out the most. You’re making beautiful memories for your daughter. Stay strong.

    September 17, 2013 at 3:04 am
  • Reply chymeera

    Absolutely right there with you…my life ac involves a lot more of the live for now as tomorrow is too far away…she will cherish those moments with you. Keep living for today.

    September 17, 2013 at 8:20 am
  • Reply Gail Wean

    Thank you for this much needed reminder to us all…bc or ac.

    September 17, 2013 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply lmarieallen

    I completely understand. I would have been right there with you bc, telling her to wait. Now, I take her to the park for no reason after work and really listen to her. It’s hard sometimes because God knows we need some rest.

    September 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    • Reply pinklemonsandrainbows

      YES…I can see where those 2 things can be hard to manage. I do have days where I’m just totally wiped out.

      September 18, 2013 at 1:16 am
  • Reply jlee5879

    I LOVE this. xx

    September 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Maria Brennan

    What a wonderful post…it makes me realize how important those little moments are and how we need to prioritize … what is most important in life!

    September 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Cameron Von St James

    Hey I have a quick question about your blog, could you email me when you have a chance? Thanks! -Cam

    October 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm
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