Monday, 9 July 2012

Our Daily Bread

How can we consistently experience the full range of emotions sometimes within one hour, never mind one day?  Laughter and a sense of freedom on our friends' boat one minute and then shock and a stab of fear when Jordan glances down at a suddenly swelling ankle.  Gratitude for lessened pain and irritation with life seemingly on hold.  Deep frustration with inability to grasp a math concept followed by an equally deep appreciation for committed friendship.

We are given enough each day to make it through.  Our relationship with Jordan is remarkably strong.  His sense of mischief and joy is alive and well.  At this moment he is whistling on his way to bed after a grueling day. But I don't want him to have to be strong anymore.  At least for a few weeks or months....