Yesterday (April A~Z Challenge)

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Yesterday was the last full day of our Sister’s Vacation in Florida. This afternoon, we fly back to Flint, Michigan and whatever spring weather is waiting for us there. I’m pretty sure it won’t be as sunny or as warm as what we’ve experienced here.

We’ll scatter, then, each to our own homes. On Sunday (tomorrow), I’m getting together with my daughters and their families to catch up on the birthdays and holidays that have happened since I saw them last, and on all the things going on in their lives. By Monday evening, I’ll be back on Beaver Island, faced with months before I will see any of them again.

Did I appreciate yesterday enough? Did I take time to think about how special it is to wake up with these girls I have known my entire life? Did I relish every conversation with each of my sisters? Was I thankful for their laughter and camaraderie? What about the sunshine…and the color of the sky? Was I present enough for all of it?

I hope so…because yesterday is never coming back around. Too often, it seems, I appreciate the moments only after they are gone. I’m trying to do better. Surrounded by my sisters, clearly aware of the ones no longer here, I am particularly aware of how important it is to cherish all the moments of all the days…before they turn into yesterdays.

 

About cindyricksgers

I am an artist. I live on an island in northern Lake Michigan, USA. I have two grown daughters, four strong, smart and handsome grandsons and one beautiful, intelligent and charming granddaughter. I live with two spoiled dogs. I love walking in the woods around my home, reading, writing and playing in my studio.

4 responses »

  1. What a beautiful, thoughtful post, Cindy. You were aware so I am confident that you did indeed drink every moment of joy from your Sisters’ trip, just as you will from seeing your daughters and their families tomorrow.
    And while you will be returning home and not seeing your family for a while, your blogging family awaits. I’m looking forward to our future chats.

    • Thank you, Karen, for these kind comments! I had a wonderful time with my sisters and – though our plans have changed a little – am looking forward to catching up with my daughters, too!

  2. It’s great that you have a sisters thing. I’m fortunate to be able to see my sister whenever I want, and still the getaways are very special. Hope you had a wonderful time – you girls look like you can have a whole lot of fun! (I saw you all on Facebook)

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