My mum always told me I should write a book…but I always think “when will I have time”! Life is so busy and I am often trying to find time to do the necessary things in life, often struggling to find ANY time to do anything else. But as I grow older I am beginning to see that we need to work out what is really important to us and make sure we fit it in or life slips away before we do.
Lots of life experiences have helped me to realise this. Most surprising and teaching to me, being my children. They teach me things every day, even though I am the parent and the older being. My 4 year old son has a speech and language difficultly and now attends a special school to assist with his learning processes. I have learnt so much already from having a son with a learning difficulty that I had never experienced or learnt about before. It is a part of life I never knew about, but now I do and am thankful for it.
I lost my mum to cancer 8 years ago. What a hard stone that was to overturn and see something bright about. But I am thankful for having my mum at all and so very grateful for all that she taught me. Some people don’t get that chance.
My husband has had many tumors removed and still has a tumor at the base of his skull that he regularly has scans on. This has taught me to live by the mantra….worry about today today, worry about tomorrow tomorrow and don’t worry about yesterday as you cant change it because it has already been.
Some days the mantra is easier to run with than others…but I keep believing and hoping and learning everyday. And try to appreciate each day and its life lessons along the way.
Posted by natashaschofield, 5th June 2014