The Sun Comes Out Today

02 June 2015 Written by 

Like so many Moms I lived for “Someday;”that magical time when all my children were healthy, happy, and life was perfect. I learned the hard way that "Someday" is never going to come.

How did I learn there was no “Someday?”

I learned it by reaching the desired day and seeing that life was not so different there as it had been when I dreamt of it so long ago.

  • When my kids were little and in diapers, I dreamed of them all being potty trained.
  • That day arrived and I was off dreaming of when they would all be in school.
  • That day came and went I was off dreaming of when they would all graduate from high school.
  • I dreamed of the day my husband would be sober and we would all be happy. He died suddenly and I was left to pick up the pieces of my shattered dream of a “Someday” that would never come.

What I realized from that tragedy was that while my life was happening I was not present.

I was off dreaming of another time that I thought would be better than the present moment.

Happiness was only an attitude of gratitude away. I had only to realize how much I had to be grateful for.

These days I have plenty of time to dream of “Someday” and all I find myself doing is soaking up the present moment and relishing in it gifts.

What I have learned is Someday is today and it is the best day of all, because I am able to to discover all the wonderful gifts hidden in it. I am happy to say I finally have found my “Someday.” It was here all along.

Content Originally Published By: Madeline Schloop @ Reach Out Recovery

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Madeline Schloop

Madeline is the widow of a man who died of alcoholism and the mother of 5 young adults whom she parents with the tools of Al-Anon. Her children continue to be affected by the disease of alcoholism. Her stories  deal with life's daily trials and what has and hasn't worked.
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