Thursday, April 28, 2011

Time stood still

Feeling grateful towards someone or something in your
life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate
and value into your life. 

Christiane Northrup

We often experience life's bumps in the road and last week was one of those times for me.  

It is so difficult when someone you love has a health issue emerge that could have serious implications.  While I'm already grateful for all that I have been blessed with, I'm feeling extra grateful.  Good news was received as far as Diamond Lil's tests are concerned.  

Extreme relief would be an understatement.

As she underwent a surgical procedure last week, it felt like time stood still.  What was expected to be a short recovery time turned into hours with no idea of what was going on.  There was only one other time in my life that I experienced the sensation of everything going in slow motion. 

Her smiling face was a welcome sight when we received the call to go back to the recovery area.  I was never so grateful for her sparkling smile that released the helpless feeling that had consumed me.  Mommy smiles can be magical . . .

The remnant of grief from losing many friends and family members is the fear of more death.  Of course it is silly to think that life and death won't continue to happen, but confronting it is way out of the comfort zone and teeters on the edge of the panic zone.

I'm grateful for passing that bump in the road!

Have you ever felt that sensation of everything going in slow motion and time standing still?


li said...

Waiting for something to happen, good or bad, often slows time for me. (Interesting, I chose the subject of time passage for today's post as well.)

Chantelle said...

My heart goes out to you...I'm pleased that the bump has passed for you!
I have experienced time standing still & it's a perfect way to sum it all up. There are moments that I'll never get back...time just froze solid.

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