If you had told me last Monday that I’d have to face the possibility of losing both my parents together, I’d have told you I don’t know how I’d do that. Still struggling with the fact that my Mom has been in a coma for the last 45 odd days, we were shocked to have our Dad have a stroke on Wednesday and then see him struggling to make it through on Friday. I’m happy to report that both of them are still among us, though my Mom continues to be in a coma. I’ve re-learnt that there’s no use worrying about what is to come, because tomorrow will take care of itself.
Talking to someone yesterday, I heard myself saying that there’s no point anticipating problems. There’s no point worrying about how you will deal with emotional pain, physical disabilities, terminal illness or natural calamities in the future. Preparing ourselves emotionally, physically and spiritually to face various situations is fine. Anticipating them with fear makes no sense. It’s just a waste of energy.
Tomorrow Will Take Care Of Itself
I truly believe we are provided with the grace to go through the storms in life. Somehow we find resources within and around that we had never realized that we had access to.
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami
As I write this, I don’t know what tomorrow will bring for my parents and our family, but I know for sure that we will find the grace and strength to see it through.
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