A thought has been sticking in my mind for the past few days. How do I describe it. We are all in this earthly cycle of life, just at different stages.
a few days back I was at the hospital, just for blood work. As I was approaching the entrance a small group came out. It was obviously a young couple taking their new born baby home. All the it’s a boy balloons helped me figure the gender, this old brain of mine has still got it. They only had to wait a minute or two before a car pulled up for them. This though gave me enough time to congratulate them and ask if I might have a peek. The proud, and so happy daddy was more than happy to show off his new pride and joy. Now this whole encounter only lasted for about a minute before the car pulled up. For me that minute was wonderful. It was like you could feel the love, the joy and happiness in the air.
To the young couple, I don’t even know your names but I do thank you for sharing that magical moment with me. I wish you a life filled with the same love and joy that I saw and even felt during that moment.
OK, that all happened just outside the hospital door. When you enter St. B. you are in a huge room. Seating for a couple of restaurants and for anyone to just sit.
As I entered, I saw what I took to be another family group. Here the situation was different. There were 3 ladies sitting on one of the bench areas with 4 or 5 other men and women standing around them, looking very uncomfortable. All this I took in at a glance but I believed them to be another family group. An elderly mother with her mature adult children/spouses. The mother was sitting holding two ladies, a group hug. One of these ladies was crying uncontrollably. I made brief eye contact with the mother figure as I passed. Her eyes registered what I saw as shock or something. I don’t actually know the circumstances but I believe I was seeing/feeling the emotions involved in the other side of the life cycle. To that family I don’t know your names but my prayers go out to you.
Kudos to the hospital staff that I saw rushing to provide aide, comfort or what ever.
That was quite the trip. I am hanging on to the loving feelings of my time with the new baby family.
As I think of it I realize I have let so many wonders of life just pass me by. I have spent so much of my life with tunnel vision, so wrapped up in my own little world, that I have let so many wonders pass me by totally unnoticed