Tuesday, August 24, 2010

61 Stones: Postscripts

"You who pursue righteousness and who seek the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were cut; and to the quarry from which you were dug." Isaiah 51:1-2

We gathered our 61 stones today. As each week passes, I'll remove one of them.

Some of you haven't understood why I'm doing this but when I had Malcolm I worked nonstop usually pulling 14 hrs a day and sleeping in my office most nights. God only knows how much I missed of his life.

I won't make that mistake... not this time and not with Murphy and since he was diagnosed I've thought alot about how. Then I remembered reading about a workaholic years ago who one day counted up the number of weekends he had left in his life and put a marble in a bowl for each one...

I think it's important to have a daily reminder of the transience of life and this is mine. Every stone I remove I hope to counterbalance by a week filled with love and adventures. And when no stone is left, well, we're on borrowed time and I'll cherish every moment I have with Murphy.

The stones hold a much greater significance as well which someday you'll better understand.


Rebecca, RI said...

The thought of the stones being gone signifying your time with Murph left makes me so sad.

Murph, PLEASE just kick cancers ass. xo

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Once those stones are removed, it is my prayer that you will have the opportunity to begin placing them back into the container to show you that you faced the devil, you won, and that now you and Murphy are living by the grace of God.

nanarosiew said...

Having read this postscript, I better understand why you are doing this. It all makes sense now.
I pray you will be looking at that bowl with Murphy for a very long time after it is empty.