So much joy going on here I was overcome...
Those are happy, grateful tears. To see two of my living children together, sharing such love--it was too beautiful for words. I have waited so long for this moment.
So much of life happens gradually, slowly, painfully even. It is the day in and day out grind--the waiting and growing and learning-- that we don't even notice it passing us by.
It is all that "in between" stuff where most of life is lived. It can be boring and monotonous and overwhelming...mixed with wonderful highlights and joy as well.
But birth and death come in an instant. You are here one moment and gone the next. Or vice versa. It's amazing how instant those moments are. Like lightning in the middle of a perfectly clear day. It stops us in our tracks and we re-evaluate everything we thought we knew.
I'm thankful for the lightening bolt moments that remind me where I really am, who I really am, and what all this wandering about is for.