I have been so encouraged by her thoughts of Christmas.
I have decided that I will treasure the time that I have with my family and my friends and to not take anyone for granted!
Minerva has been battling with cancer for a time.
And yet she can write this!
Here then is her post...
Thursday, December 13, 2007" Happiness Tonight",.... the lights are on in my house. Tonight, three gorgeous children are snuggling around me on the old worn blue sofas. Tonight I have a hand on each child, and heads cuddling my lap. Tonight, my fears are calmed and my worries soothed.Tonight, I am a mother. Tonight my children, all my children are home and I am so content. Tonight life is wonderful. Tonight, I am exactly where and how I want to be. Tonight, being a mother at home, watching the television, normally a completely pedestrian activity is heightened to an extraordinary one.There is no greater love than a parent for their children, and tonight, my heart sings, soars and swoops in happiness at having my children back. I am doing what I was born to do, to nurture, succour and just be there.I am determined to try and hug this happiness to me. Perhaps in the days ahead, days of tests, needles and scans, I can try and keep this hot water bottle of maternal love warm to insulate me against those awful cold days which I will face.But that is all for another time. Tonight I am happy to be here, in London, now.Minerva
Thank you so much Minerva for letting me use this and I also would like to add a comment that one of your many friends left for you.
It is just like the icing in the cake!
Sleigh bells ring...When you are listening you can hear them all over the world while the lights of Christmas glimmer like the brightest stars in the heavens. As the trees are trimmed and the carefully wrapped packages placed under them, the world in silent slumber sleeps in anticipation of the excitement when families wake to celebrate the profound love and joy of being together. Dear sweet Minerva, I wish you and your children these magic gifts of Christmas.
12/16/2007 11:47 PM