Sunsets Coming

Sunset looking over the Hawaii Kai Marina

Sunset looking over the Hawaii Kai Marina at dinner last night

Good Afternoon, God!

I’m trying to go slow these days . . . slow because I’m tired . . . tired deep inside. Well, OK, not just tired. I have also been grumpy and irritable.

In fact, on my drive home yesterday, You brought to my attention that I have been way too cross with my wonderful husband Kit. Worse, I’ve failed to lavish on him the appreciation he deserves for being so good to my Mom all these years — especially the last nine years when he has helped in so many ways.

So, I came home and hugged Kit and appreciated him . . . and told him I would take him out for dinner — my treat.

Kit, with Scottish and New England roots, said he had a discount coupon for the local Yummy Korean Barbecue. So, with takeout food in cartons, we found a private outdoor table. As advertised, the food was yummy and the venue fantastic.

Kit and I eating outside by the marina

Kit and I eating outside by the marina

My Mom, now in hospice care, is mostly sleeping. But she has told me always to wake her up when I visit. When I do, we talk and squeeze each other’s hands. I don’t stay long. I tell myself it’s because I don’t want to tire her . . .

What I am realizing — more and more — is how precious family and friends are. I need to be with them. I need them. I may need them more than most people do because I am an extrovert. But, in addition, I am feeling more and more a part of The Web of Life. More than ever I sense that it extends further and deeper than we humans can begin to imagine.

Thank You, God for Times of Twilight . . . Times of Love.

 

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4 comments on “Sunsets Coming
  1. Connie mcgonigle says:

    I really love reading these, Margie, and they are gentle little pushes on a path to more rigorous self- examination . But I recognize those negative qualities of irritability and impatience in me…but you! NOT… Thanks to for the reminder of what a blessing loving partner is and to cherish more!

  2. Sarah says:

    Margie, thank you for this on exactly the day that I received a report from my sister in Texas regarding my mom. Mom sleeps most of the time now, is also in hospice care, and I miss her.

  3. Dian says:

    You have been blessed in many ways. Thank you sharing and passing the blessings on.

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