I thought about mortality a lot more when my husband Paul was diagnosed last May with a chronic auto immune disease called ITP. Suddenly this total curve ball came crashing through our living room window at 9pm on a Thursday night in May. The boys were home and we were all happily chatting in the living room. The phone rang and 10 minutes later we were in the car on the way to the Beth Israel Hospital emergency room. Life is like that. It can change in a nanosecond. Paul is much better now and we are grateful that he is in a 6 month remission thanks to his brilliant doctor at M.G.H. and all the amazing people working in medical science to cure these diseases.
I am not one to take anything for granted. Not my health, not my family and friends and not tomorrow. This put me in an even more grateful, mindful and present place. I try to live like my favorite quote " Today is a gift, that is why we call it the present."