10/15/11

It's just crazy not to love each day.


I spent most of the day in the car, listening to an amazing book on tape.   I drove four hours to Pittsburgh, Oregon to watch my Sassy play an amazing field hockey game.   (They lost, but that is a lesson in itself.)

I screamed, jumped and cheered for two hours, and then enjoyed the company of smelly, sweaty, amazing girls and their families.  I also ate some GREAT tailgate food, but we'll ignore that for now. (Can't one of you run a thousand miles for me tomorrow???)


I drove the same distance HOME afterwards, all the while thinking of my darling Bitchy - who was taking care of the animals who feel incredibly neglected as of late.   Sure, she's incredibly Bitchy at times- but she is incredibly amazing, as well.  (God, I love that girl.)


I also spent an inordinate amount of time missing my Golden Boy.  I thought about Parent Alienation- and what it really means.  (More about that soon.) My heart is broken in a million pieces, and missing my boy, but it is mended daily by the love and support  I feel from my girls.


I won't elaborate yet, but I WILL say that this particular snippet is a reminder of my life's motto.  I love each day. I thank God each morning when I wake up, and I am so thankful for all that i DO have.



And what I have?  It's incredible.



Enjoy.  (please, please watch.)


23 comments:

Pseudo said...

There are days I should watch this and remind myself.....

xoxoxo

The Stiletto Mom said...

I love you and I'm thinking about you...all the time. I hate what you are going through...

Everyday Goddess said...

You really know exactly how to live through this, by being the loving person you truly are.

I believe in you!

slouchy said...

Ugh. This should not be happening...

Strength, woman.

xoxo

Brian Miller said...

glad you had a great time at the game...live in those moments and the love you have with the girls...i know a bit about parent alienation...ugh

anymommy said...

Love every day. I love it. A motto to live by. xo.

Scary Mommy said...

XOXOXOXO

noexcuses said...

I think this song has replaced my theme song of "California Girls" by Katy Perry. I love it!

We are embarking upon a new adventure that will split us up and I'm not looking forward to it.

Sending some sister/mom hugs to you. You inspire the rest of us in ways you may never know.

Vodka Logic said...

Yes we all need to appreciate what we have..and work on the rest. Do not give up. xx

RottenMom said...

Soon enough the Golden Boy will be able to sort this out on his own, without the alienation part, and he will know how much his Mother loves him. In the meantime, hang in there and keep on Loving every day. XO

Susie Demke said...

We are paddling in the same boat. I also have a Golden Boy. Hurts. Every. Single. Day. I understand.

Suzy said...

I love that song. Now someone get it out of my head.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I've been thinking about the same thing for different reasons. (but it all boils down to the same thing - right?) I call it "this one more day" - I try to be grateful for each one. I may not live in the moment as much as I should - but I often pause and think about how much I DO have.

Great advice!

formerlyonlyamovie said...

I'm sorry you miss your boy.

Thanks for the video - I needed that.

xoxox

formerlyonlyamovie said...

I'm sorry you miss your boy.

Thanks for the video - I needed that.

xoxox

Kate Hanley said...

Thanks for the reminder. I needed it.

aBroad said...

A very good reminder.
Loving every day. Most days lately I am sad and wish the day would just be over already !
But we never know what the days will bring so we should at least love them when we have them :)
besitos, arms around you.. big hug !!!

Lynn said...

And I love you. Boom-di-ah-da-BOOM.
Can we fix our comments to not accept annons?
I am so sorry for your trials, but you will come out OK. Now I am off to check in on the one who lost her son forever.

Scope said...

Imagine what the world would be like, if every parent loved and sacrificed for their kids even half as much as you do?

Whole
New
Ballgame

That gentleman's lady said...

Hugs

It seems like it was a good day... apart from missing the boy...

ella said...

Thanks for sharing that video, I love it. Except the spider part, which will probably keep me up tonight, but other than that it was awesome.

I'm a new reader so not sure what you're going through, but stay strong.

ella said...

Thanks for sharing that video, I love it. Except the spider part, which will probably keep me up tonight, but other than that it was awesome.

I'm a new reader so not sure what you're going through, but stay strong.

Cora said...

I'm so sorry for what you're going through. Trust me, this selfish, hurtful, evil little scheme of Tightwad's WILL blow up in his face. You WILL have your beloved Golden Boy back. You WILL. It's just a matter of time.

((((big BIG hugs))))