Another step

Today, I won’t look back.  As tempting as it is – it makes me sad – it makes me cry.  And I don’t want to cry.

Today, I want to smile.  I want to feel the joy of the sunshine, the anticipation of ceremonies and fetes.   To live in the moment – to live for tomorrow – to enjoy life with my family and friends.

Today, I look for tomorrow.

It’s David’s last day at his elementary school.  He leaves behind a legacy – he is the last of our three children to leave that school.  First Ben, then Katya, now David.  The LePages have left the building.

Today, I am grateful for everything they have learned at that school.   This, is a French school – where my children learned to be French.  They learned the language, the culture, the joie de vivre.

Today, aujourd’hui, David prepares to bid that school adieu.  Because tomorrow he closes that chapter and begins a new book.

Summer is here – time to unwind – time to gear up for fun.   It is time for play  – for David.

Today, I won’t look back.  I will look ahead.  I will watch as my baby takes another step.

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About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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2 Responses to Another step

  1. Gallivanta says:

    A poignant time – another transition. And most wonderful of all, you are there to witness it. Is the next step Middle School?

  2. It’s interesting, how we take such little steps every day and don’t really ‘see’ the movement we are making. Here’s to a happy step in to summer Stacey.

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