Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Wondering in Times..Not our Own

Our talks were short yesterday and today. You did not have much to say..

Neither did I.

 Some calls are like talking with a stranger.

Not much on your mind except that it was A Pretty Day Outside!

You are compeletely in the present!  No Yesterday's....No Tomorrows...

Only Today!

There must be comfort in being totally in the present. 

Who would have thought that this Awful Disease called Alzheimer's would contain a gift!!!!! The gift of enjoying the Present!

Not rambling around in the past or worring about the future.

Just enjoying the pretty day outside!

This weekend, I heard a quote from a German Theologian of the last century, Helmut Thielicke.  It had a pro-found impact on the way that I am going  think from now on.

Helmut Thielicke once characterized our tendency to live in the past or future instead of the Present.

The tendency that we all have for "Wondering in Times Not Our Own".

I have been doing this very thing. Thinking about the past...Worring about the future. Will I get Alzheimer's too?

So today...

I am going to live in the present and enjoy The Pretty Day Outside!

Thank you, Peggy for reminding me that Today is such A Pretty Day!

I was preparing for tomorrow and  lost in yesterday.


Thank You for helping me to stay in the present and stop some of my ramblings in the past and future.

I won't say goodbye to you today, Peggy...



pegsgodchild said...

You have such a wnderful gift in your writing mom. I am in awe of how beautifully you express the inner workings of your heart in such a passionate way. I integrate your thoughts into my heart which allows me to grieve for my Godmother. Your sharing gives me a porthole to Peggys world I would not otherwise have. Thank-you...and I love you so deeply. Sheree.

teebje said...

I just wanted to drop by and say hi:) Your writings always touch me. You are in my thoughts!

mrscheesestix said...

One of the comments left in my journal was that I can not become enveloped in sadness. My life is good and I must live it regardless of the sadness. And you have just said the same thing with your entry. You did a great job on this one and I am so glad you are feeling good. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

wendy4145 said...

Mary Louise,

That is so beautiful! You have found the good in this troubling situation. Yes, enjoy today. Very well put.

Hello Mary Louise and Peggy. It is a beautiful day today!


caragrike said...

Thank you for putting into words the love we feel for Peggy. It is a pretty day outside. We do have each other. I am so thankful for that. caragrike

kristiejune34 said...

Wow ! You are an amazing person with wonderful expression. This entry is so touching..

inquestoftruth said...

In Heaven...time is no longer, and it's always "right now."   The present.   Been reading your journal...crying with you.   Will be talking to my Lord later and will mentioning you and Peggy.