Yesterday and Today
Updated: Jan 30, 2021
Yesterday he slept all night and woke up at 8 AM.
Today he was up all night, and up for the day before 6 AM.
Yesterday he was full of smiles.
Today I have not seen one yet.
Yesterday we were able to enjoy a trip to Target.
Today I would not even try to go at all.
Yesterday we went to the grocery store, and he was patient in line.
Today we had to leave without the things I needed.
Yesterday we went for a walk in our neighborhood for thirty minutes.
Today we barely made it down the street.
Yesterday we played catch with a ball as he laughed and smiled.
Today he wants nothing to do with it.
Yesterday he hardly wrung his hangs and fingers.
Today I had to put Band-Aides on them because they are so raw.
Yesterday I could tell he was happy and content.
Today I can tell something is bothering him, but he can't tell me what it is.
Yesterday I felt happy and content because he was.
Today I feel sad and helpless because he isn't.
We are told to always live for today.
But sometimes I just want to stay in yesterday.
Sarah Swindell's memoir, Rounding Home, is now available here! http://bit.ly/RoundingHome