I missed it. I was left with a shadow of beauty passed. If only I hadn't deliberated so long... If only I'd saved my excuses... It was a simple sunset. But it made me think of all the other moments I miss...
I can be so hard on myself, feeling guilty for time wasted, opportunities passed. But, I'm learning from mistakes. I've seen some gorgeous sunsets since then. And, opportunities come as often as the sun sets.
So, this week Miles was home from school 2 days with a fever. I cancelled plans, postponed projects, stayed at home on gorgeous 75 degree days. And I could have missed the most important thing...my little man needed me, to nurse more emotional wounds than physical. Those 2 days were filled with some of the most precious moments listening, caring, playing, being present.
Yesterday, after his fever had left and we were a little bit of stir-crazy, we made a memory to be savored as much as an ice-cold bottle of orange Crush on a warm October day.
I'm learning from my mistakes, enough to know that tomorrow is a blank page, full of new possibilities, blooming with new opportunities.
I don't want to miss it.
Jude says "I'll drink to that."
Next up...pao de queijo. Rain or shine. I promise.