Wow, I can’t believe it has been since Christmas that I last posted! I guess it would be because things are being quite even and a nice routine has been settled into for us all. I think that living closer to Marv so I can see him everyday has been a good thing emotionally for all four of us. (We have to count the dog and cat.) It is a bit of an expense but what would we rather spend money on? Our intention was to enjoy time together whether it be traveling or just hanging out at an assisted living home where we can lay down together and have a nap. Can I help it if that is so sweet to me?
Life sometimes makes us stop and examine what is important. Maybe we don’t actually stop and think. Maybe we get smacked in the head with events. A precious, important life is unexpectedly lost. I realize we are missing something in our mad rush to accumulate stuff and make money. Sure, I know we have to have that to pay bills and carry on with living but I feel a sense of loss at what we forfeit in this struggle. It makes me want to slow everything down and force myself to really experience moments.
Today I took Marv for a little drive over to Robin’s house and we sat in the deck swing while visiting. The sun was shining though it wasn’t really warm out yet. He made little comments about the cat and the angel statue and the birds. I think he would have stayed there all afternoon but it was time for lunch. He got right in the car easy as you please and was happy to be back where they put his meal right down in front of him when he sat to the table. He ate every bite and was ready for a nap. Anyone would love a Sunday like that.