Oh how sweet the moment is, even when it’s not.

We may forget, but every moment is sacred. There are some moments though that remind us of it because the sweetness is pressing up so very close with the inevitable bitterness of life.

This morning, my parents sent me a Snap Chat from the Good Samaritan rehab facility. My mom recently had a stroke after enduring her third brain surgery this year. She was diagnosed with an aggressive malignant brain tumor a year ago, and has undergone radiation and multiple chemo-therapies. The Snap Chat was of a moment in time; the two of them singing the song Good Morning from the musical Singing in the Rain. It simultaneously made me smile and cry as my mom wrestled with the words and my dad smiled as he sang.

Oh, how I sometimes want to refuse the pain, yet there they were singing to me the ying and yang, the ebb and flow, and the coming and going of all of life.

This Sweet Moment

8 thoughts on “This Sweet Moment

  1. Denise, this is so lovely. I took the liberty to share with family on Facebook since I saw that Caroline did. I hope that was ok.

    Also, would you mind if I sent to my high school friends since they have been asking about her. I think this was so sweet. They would like to hear. But you’re call.


  2. So beautiful, I remember this video and how touching it was in the moment – I can only imagine what emotion it would bring today. Beautiful post.


  3. Thank you, Denise for your beautiful message this morning. It is hard to remember that all moments are sacred especially during these difficult times.

    I had a nice conversation with your dad the other day and hope to visit your mom on Monday. We continue to hold all of you in our thoughts and prayers. XO


    • Hi Mary. You were actually the one who reminded me of the sacredness of time with our family, especially when things are difficult. I have thought of you and your sister often lately, and keep you close to my heart.


      • Thanks, Denise. I just found this today, as I was going through my mail. I also found photos of The Grand Round Walks that your mom and I took, and then photos of all of you at your house during your annual fall gathering. Such wonderful memories!


  4. As much as we would like to reject the sad and hurtful moments in life, they are part of the whole. Embrace the good and happy times more often, they are our comfort.


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