Back on Day 143 ...
I planned to do a companion patch when I got to Day 314, thinking I would title it "You I Love."
But then it came to pass that Day 314 fell on November 9
and a whole new set of possible 314s came to mind:
Why I hurt
Can I heal?
Him I fear
In the end, I decided on "How I hope" ...
So this, then, is what I do ...
A numbering of days ...
and October 16
Because ultimately what I chose to remember was not whatever miserable news was current on each of those days, but the simple joys they gave me:
G's gentle voice whispering "Hi bird"
J's exultant smile as he learned to ride his new bicycle
The golden light of the setting sun caught in the branches of a tree