The other day, our daughter, a/k/a Finally Five and our dog, Buzz, took me outside for a little sun and love, both of which I (really!) needed during this chemo week.
Finally Five decided that my “Thinking Cap” (what we kindly refer to as the cream cashmere cap that I wear when my bald head is feeling especially cold) needed some decor. So she promptly plucked perennials and placed them lovingly into said cap.
I can only imagine what I looked like with 8 or 9 multicolored petals protruding from my Thinking Cap.
Actually, come to think of it, I must have looked pretty darn good because Finally Five beamed when she looked at me.
How’s that for a Silver Lining during this week of nausea, fatigue, hot flashes, insomnia, dizziness, and ‘roid rage?
These moments of tranquility and joy with both Finally Five and Buzz are precious. Absolutely remarkable. And the best part is that my life and my brain are so slow right now that I’m able to relish every one. I am grateful for this life lesson and will carry it with me when FBC is but a distant memory.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.