I’d rather sit in the darkness watching him sleep.

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We were supposed to go to a movie this evening.

But instead, this evening, he rests.

I am grateful for little things right now.

  • For a meal shared on the couch watching Wheel of Fortune and then a ballgame.
  • For a hint of a smile when a smile doesn’t come very easy.
  • For sleep when his body says “no more.”
  • For a box of macaroni and cheese when all the so good homemade is just too much on this less than 50% evening.
  • For a couch that is long enough for his body to stretch out.
  • For disposable containers and just enough freezer space.
  • For the rainbow colors in a soap bubble.
  • For extra pillows.
  • For a new good friend who stayed to eat some so-good-homemade and keep him company while he is less than 50%.
  • For a setting sun and just enough breeze to keep the stifling at bay.
  • For a new book of stories.
  • For electricity after a storm, even if it is three days later.
  • For his shoes off and his sore feet elevated.
  • For pill boxes and lukewarm water.
  • For the simple joy of watching birds on a wire and making up stories about what they must be saying to each other.
  • For the hum of a window air conditioner.
  • For soapy water and clean dishes.
  • For sweet watermelon.
  • For a squeeze of the hand and an “I’m sorry you have to put up with this.”
  • For the gift it is to have a hand to hold and a partner to love.
  • For the presence of mind to appreciate the little things.

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