Yesterday I was talking to someone at work. The short of it was about not getting wrapped up in mourning what you don't have, but recognizing the things you do have. I used this excerpt from Barack Obama's book as an example:
My favorite part (written about his mother) - "I think sometimes had I known she would not survive her illness, I might have written a different book. Less a meditation on the absent parent; more a celebration of the one who was a single constant in my life."
I came home and then thought about this - It rings true for me. I need to focus on the daughter I have, and not get distracted by the idea of a daughter that I didn't have. Life is too short.
19 hours ago