When alone in the wilderness, without direction and with limited resources, conventional survival wisdom says to take care of your basic needs first. It would be tempting to try to find a way out before finding a good water source, or before making sure you have a place to get out of the elements, or to be able to protect yourself from wild animals. The goal is survival, but survival is pointless if you cannot get back to the ones you love.
Now you’re probably expecting me to make some spiritual point about this or tie it into our situation somehow. I am not. I was just thinking about the movie The Grey. It was a good movie, and a lot of people were eaten by wolves. When I think about it, I guess that is the point of this blog. What we are up against is far better than being eaten by wolves. I know right?
This was a pretty uneventful day. Tara got her hair cut shorter as it is thinning. She spent some sweet time with friends. The kids also got to hang out with friends. And to top it all off, I had a productive day of work. We are anticipating some tough time this weekend at some point with nausea. But maybe not. Its like preparing for a winter storm. that you aren’t sure will hit. Could be kind of fun just cuddling up in the house taking care of my baby, enjoying the kids. I just hope Tara can find some peace if the pain comes. She will I am certain.
But focusing on the basic needs first, not trying to find our way out of this wilderness today, we are in good shape……today. This particular day has been a day of great joy. Its unexplainable. Don’t ask me why. Thank you God.