Updated: Feb 9, 2021
That night, time didn’t pass quick enough.
I wanted it to be over.
But at the same time,
I felt like I was counting down my last minutes.
I felt like I would never be able to see my son again,
Who was literally in the room across the hall,
20 feet away.
So close, but unreachable.
What if I never got to hear the pitter-patter of his bare feet on the floor again,
Or watch his chest rise with each breath as he slept so peacefully,
Or felt his heartbeat when I hugged him close?
It was the only thing keeping me going,
Making me smarter than him,
Doing what I needed to do and saying what I needed to say...
And now, after that night and morning,
Every minute has been a gift and a blessing,
Like seeing stars when you stand up too fast,
But for every second of every day.
It’s magic in the air,
And every moment no longer taken for granted.
And doing what makes me happy.
A second chance will do that for a person...
That night was not the end of me,
But rather, just the beginning.
Please do the same-
Cherish your time,
Do what makes you happy because:
Why not? And,
You never know if you’ll make it through the night.
Seize the day, my friends.
Make right now,
Your new beginning.