Last Saturday morning started out with our fun friend Teresa LaVigne entertaining Mark and I with her funny stories while enjoying coffee and donuts. But after Teresa left I fell apart. All of a sudden I felt extremely sad for our kids because they have to endure this sadness so young. I was comparing my life to theirs because I was blessed to have my parents and Mark’s parents well into their eighties and I will be lucky to live to sixty.
My sadness continued into the early evening until I made myself go to Chris and Kelly’s house for dinner and there I felt a little better.
A few days later I was telling Kelly why I was crying on Saturday. I told her that she and her brothers were getting gypped because of this horrible disease and the most beautiful words came out of her mouth. She said, “I don’t think we are getting gypped right now. Maybe later I will think differently but now we’ve been given the gift of time. We have been able to spend so much precious time together and most people never get that. And Mom, you taught us that.”
That ended my pity party.