Saturday, October 24, 2009

TOMORROW

My dad used to tell me that his mother had a saying, "Tomorrow never comes." My dad instilled this in me as a work ethic, to not put off until tomorrow, what could be done today. I over-learned that one.

Thursday night I put Rojo to bed, happily, I thought. Half an hour later he came into our room crying, "I feel so left out. You are talking to Daddy and I am all alone in my room."

He was inconsolable, and cried for 45 minutes straight. "I am too stressed to fall asleep," he said. Finally, nearly two hours later, we got him to sleep.

Friday morning he woke up, was happy, hyper and had moved on. "Last night I cried like there was no tomorrow," he said, then holding his arms out, palms up, he said, "but here it is."

My grandma and father were wrong. Tomorrow does come.

Always.


* Photo from urbanfluteproject.com

13 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

"...and here it is." Indeed.

Is my little LSU Tiger fan gonna be tuned in for the game tonight? :)

Wanda said...

How can you stand living with such genius?

Lola said...

I. SO. WANT. TO. MEET. THIS. BOY! XO

jess wilson said...

it does indeed .. and the possibility it holds is endless.

She said...

I so needed this today! Thank you and tell Rojo thank you!

Love to you both!

Jenny said...

I love this post.

Deb Shucka said...

Love.

drama mama said...

goddamn. he's good.

Elizabeth said...

I love that you have made a story, a perfect slice of your life. It's so good to be mindful -- and you have a wonderful boy.

Jerri said...

Rojo is a walking, talking miracle. So is the fact that you share his wisdom with those of us who need it and are lucky enough to have found our way to your blog and your life.

Thank you.

therocchronicles said...

Love this! True indeed.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

That is so beautiful. I just love him. And you!

Alicia (aka Dr. Mom) said...

my daugher is asking me why im crying! :) you just choked me up. Your son is just da bomb!