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Two Weeks, One View

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Two weeks ago today, my husband had major surgery. He spent that
night in ICU; I sat wide eyed in the recliner near him, our children waited a few doors away. Tonight, we are all home to sleep in our own beds.
Our family is together in a familiar place. Trite or not, there’s no place like home.
When I stop to consider all we’ve seen during these last two weeks (much less the weeks leading up to these days), I really do pause…
Today was a good day filled with phone calls, visits from family and friends, more messages. A day at home.
We are aware of Christ’s presence.
We all went about our day today completing errands, making lists, taking walks, looking once again through new eyes.
The best parts? No needles, no IVs, no hospitals.
The hummingbirds are back. They waited for us, it seems. Belle’s winter coat is coming off in clumps. She waited for her brushing. Queen stays close to the kitchen door.
There were moments today for real life living: vacuuming, cleaning toilets, walking barefoot to the kitchen and feeling the smoothness of old oak underfoot.
Now I sit in my favorite chair, taking in the moments of the day.
Some routines of our days have changed, to be sure. But we are blessed with one another, with praying friends, and with a determination to greet each day with hope.
It’s brought us this far.
Will the days that follow be as uneventful? Time will tell.
It’s likely this is just a respite. The needed calm before a coming storm.
So, here I am to remind you, dear reader: take it all in. The red of the geranium on the front steps. The comforting whirr and clinking of the dishwasher. The mail on the counter.
Be grateful for tending to the smallest things.
You never know what you’ll tending to two weeks from now…


Author: agnestirrito

I write. Make art. And in between, I do the best I can. ✌🏼️

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