Saturday, June 12, 2010

Slow down and enjoy the moments

At the cabin again enjoying listening to the kids playing outside and riding with Grandma on her golf cart. Their favorite thing to do is to cut wildflowers as they ride along. I also sent them on a mission to find some milkweed with hopes of finding a monarch caterpillar. No luck yet, but we are determined to find one. Experiencing its transformation into a butterfly is a miracle to watch. Yesterday was a beautiful day and we spent a lot of time fishing and boating. Mackenzie caught her first rock bass with a piece of hotdog as bait. It was a nice size and she was so excited. Jason and I just finished playing hand and foot with my parents. A favorite card game we like to play while at the cabin. My mom and I were partners this time and we got creamed by my Dad and Jason. That game makes me so mad, but I keep playing it anyways. The girls, my mom and I went to a city wide garage sale in Battle Lake this morning. Found some treasures including a decoration for the Fourth of July boat parade. It is a humungous inflatable Shrek. He must be at least 7 feet tall. Put a couple of flags in his hands and we are bound to win the decorating competition this year. Summer has officially started!

The stitch is holding. However, this morning I woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed some changes at the stitch site. I am a little nervous my skin is breaking open again. I need to watch it closely and hope that it will be OK. Please God let it be OK. Keep the prayers coming!

The other day, a friend sent me this poem written by a teenager with terminal cancer. I hope that I will never lose the feelings I too have experienced like this girl going through cancer. Sometimes I catch myself losing sight of what is important now that things have calmed down a little. I have to remind myself to slow down and never take for granted the little things in life.

Slow Dance

Have you ever watched your kids on a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?
Ever follow a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day on the fly?
When you ask how are you? Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done do you lie in your bed?
With the next hundred chores running through your head?

You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Ever told your chlld, we'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste, not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch, let a good friendship die?
Cause you never had time to call and say, "Hi"?

You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift...thrown away.

Life is not a race. Do take it slower.
Hear the music before the song is over.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yay for Hand and Foot!!!!!!!! Cindi's and my favorite game. We keep running score lists, with who wins each game, and then we add up our total "lifetime scores" every so often. We have a real love/hate relatinship with the game.

Glad you get to enjoy the cabin again!

Jeff and Cindi