I’ll write more about that as soon as I can. In the meantime, I have the honor of stepping into 2012 by being present to my sister (with my family) as she is assisted by Hospice during this phase of her rich and very beautiful life.
Back to wOw! Suffice it to say that wOw! is one of those fabulous words that fits positive, negative and neutral situations. It’s a word we can use when no other will work. Over this next year of Sundays, I’m going to share some wOw! moments from the previous week. By December 31, 2012, I’ll have shared 2012 wOw! moments. I hope you’ll have spotted (and maybe even shared) close to that, too.
For THIS week, I’ll share:
1. an intimate talk with my sister about how she is more afraid for those of us she loves losing her than of dying;
2. holy moments with my mother about the prospect of losing a child;
3. the little girl in the hospital elevator who told me that my painted cane made her think I was Mary Poppins;
4. my nephews and I have shared mannnnnny holy memories of their mother and my sister;
5. during this time, I’m staying with my mom at a great Senior Independent Living complex. I’m SO grateful for how loved she is here. I’m also scared by how much I now know about Lawrence Welk;
6. it never ceases to amaze and humble me how nurses on oncology wards in hospitals continue to treat every patient as if they’re the first and most important;
7. my friends leave me in AWE. I have never felt alone, adrift or so afraid I couldn’t call someone. I am bowled over by gratitude;
8. sometimes we feeble humans forget that resentment is just a poison we take ~ waiting for it to hurt someone else;
9. when I was in Harris Teeter today, I witnessed a woman paying for the order of the man behind them. They were stangers. She just did it. He accepted. I got to witness. It was holy.
That’s it for this week. Much more to follow.
I look forward to hearing about your wOws! And hey, what’s YOUR WORD for 2012?