That isn't exactly true. I've always been a "stop and smell the roses" kinda girl. I truly find joy everywhere, but it's like cotton candy and disappears just as quickly.
Tomorrow Aunt SuZQ has surgery to remove a lobe of her right lung. Auntie G-Lou, who cares for my Mom has a terrible, painful infection. Aunt Lois has been in the hospital twice this year already. Though still as bright and sassy as ever, some vital parts have given an impending resignation. She and doc agree that she's through with being pinched and poked. I don't blame her one bit- still....
I can't give myself fully to my students, so for my peace of mind I need to be where Lois is and where I can get to Sue. Mostly, I've managed to shove my Rocky Horror Picture Show Kaye and Raechel memories in a far back corner, where I threaten them to stay put. That's easier when someone else I love isn't in the hospital. Then of course, I have the worst time ever leaving my students.
Anyway, when I was thinking of all this a memory popped in my mind. Bean was at my school then and it was the Christmas program. All the wee threes lined up singing the Christmas carol "There Was a Little Baby." On the front row was a chunky little red head in a too big dress shirt and tie. The song goes-
There was a little baby
Oh my Lord
Way down in Bethlehem
He didn't sing anything at all except the line, off key and very, very loud, "OH MY WARD!"
Oh my is right. It was the cutest thing ever and I laughed until I cried.
So, I've decided on a personal campaign to engage in that I will call, "Oh My JOY!"
Then when life comes, as it will, and I can't find my joy anywhere, I can find some here.
I'd love to know what brings you joy as well.
Oh My JOY
Mr. New to Two loving his "Hiretruck" from his Gramerly. "Woo, Woo."
Your thoughts and prayers that I so appreciate.