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Days like today


Not much else mattered in the world today but one thing. Well two things really. For today the worries of the world left me. All I wanted was to know my daughter and her newborn were OK. And the answer to that is YES and we are grandparents today for the first time. There are a ton of you who probably know the wonders of those little eyes looking back at you for the first time. I experienced that for the first time and its touched me deeply.

I’m at a loss for words, mainly because I forgot the pad I was writing on today at the hospital with my better half. But also because I’m in awe of the event and results. And I only got 2-3 hours sleep last night so I’m doing this with one eye but didn’t want to break my posting streak. And I had to say how wonderful I felt at the same time.

it’s reminded me again what is really important in life. The creation of life along with love can go a long way curing the world ill’s. But we get wrapped up in other things of much less importance and forget how precious and delicate life is.

Today is something that also helped me move on a little. We were at the hospital where my Mom came in with a bad stroke a few years back and passed some days later. Today I have a memory that will allow me to smile as I pass that hospital or enter it again. No I’ll never forget the memory of those days I’ve lost my last mother. But its going to be second now by far to the joyous day today was.

Best part of the day.
Photo by Mike Hartley

For it’s the dawn of a new day. Maybe the dawn of a new attitude. Certainly a dawn of a new member of the family tomorrow morning. I think I’ll get up and out around sunrise to think and reflect. To give thanks. To reset my priorities.

Random Thoughts of the Day

Worry, concern, anticipation.

and then:  Excitement, Joy, Happiness and Contentment

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

4 thoughts on “Days like today

  1. Congratulations, Grandpa! Best wishes to your family!

  2. So awesome! Congrats! 🙂

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