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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So true Corinne. I also believe God will give strength at the right time and the storm will pass through. Nice quote. My prayers to your family.
Thank you, Ramya.
Oh Corinne I am so sorry. You are going Through so much. Yes, please stay strong. Some things are just beyond our control… We can only hope that tomorrow would be better. My wishes and prayers for you and your family ❤❤❤
Thank you, Raji.
Dearest Corinne, This too shall pass. These are testing times, but the clouds with silver linings are hovering somewhere nearby. Keep you beautiful chin up. Sending you and your parents much love and light always. <3 <3
Oh yes, Natasha, I’m a believer in this! 🙂
Sheethal Susan Jacob
My mom went back to hometown, I miss her very badly. There are times I think about a day when both of my parents are not there. But I shudder at the thought. I can’t even imagine what you’re going through but as you said tomorrow will care of itself. Hugs & lots of prayers. <3
You are so right Corinne. Faring future will not take us anywhere but only worsen the current situation. We always find the power to overcome the problems, that’s the beauty of being human.
Hugs, Corinne! I totally see why it makes sense to believe that tomorrow will take care of itself! There is little else for us to do than be in readiness to face whatever life hands us down. I’m seeing that in the family with my MIL who is struggling to get back on her feet and although it seems we’ve come far on the road to recovery, a lot still remains to improve. There is an element of uncertainty that refuses to leave! So, bracing up for what is to come!
It’s hard to say than to to practice. Happy that you are strong enough to handle all these. More power to you dear Corinne. Hope your parents will get better soon.
Sending you hugs Corinne, and prayers for your family. From all of your sharing and your words, I see deep wisdom and grace. This is what helps us navigate through even the stormiest clouds, and find the silver lining even as we go through these difficult patches. xx
Hi Corinne! It´s pretty coincidental that we both chose to write this week´s musings from a spiritual and philosophical perspective. I can imagine how tough it must be on you but I also see how well you are handling it all with the grace of God. My prayers will continue to be with your family. Stay strong and cherish the NOW. Love and God Bless Always!
So very sorry to hear of this. Praying for you and your family Corinne. May God give you the strength to bear His will. You take care.
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So sorry, Corinne, to hear of your parents. It must be so difficult. As I get older, I’ve learned the art of surrender more. I love the quote about tomorrow taking care of itself. There’s not much else we can except let go. Sounds like you already understand that. All the best.
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No use worrying about tomorrow. It’s really no use worrying at all.We suffer through problems 100 times more by worrying.That poem by Murakami is a prayer .Yes we can become stronger so that we can brave the storms which cross our paths.
Those lines of Haruki Murakami are so poignant. Praying for you to get through the storm.
the bespectacled mother
Watching our parents in a situation where they are clinging to life with a thin thread is a challenging time. I can’t even imagine what state would I be in in such a case. I know you are a very strong person Corinne, still I wish to pass onto you whatever strength I have to enable you to see it through. My take away from this post is the thought ‘Tomorrow will take care of itself’, so no point in replaying the worries and creating fictional circumstances in the mind.
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Can’t tell you Corinne how much this post of yours means to me today. I feel like bowing my head in front of you for how with utmost composure you are holding on to these difficult times. It is the goodness of your soul that is preventing God from taking away the ones who are priceless for you.
You will, Corinne. All our prayers are with you. I am so sorry that you are going through this much. But more power to you! Lots of love and hugs!
Corinne you are indeed going through a really rough patch…. and I’m glad that you have found a way of coping with the worry – there’s no point as you said but leaving tomorrow to unfold on its own … Keep strong….
Wishing you and your family loads of strength in this difficult time. Worrying is never a solution, but the mind refuses to learn that. This too shall pass.
I completely agree to the post. I am a person who gets anxious very quickly, trying to work on it. You have the power within
This is such a difficult time for you, Corinne. I hope (and I know) that you will find the strength to go through it all. Tomorrow will take care of itself – it’s just what my mother has always believed.
First few lines in the opening paragraph, really made me cross my fingers. And then came the wise advise! How many times in life, do we have to remind ourselves that life is all ups and downs. Lets not fret about it. Lets just take one day at a time and make the most of it.
This post reminded me of so many storms, small or big that I have weathered… just as you said, to emerge stronger and wiser!
A great musing felt, as if it is my own reflection.
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Damn this is a tough one C!! seeing both parents in this situation and then braving it takes a lot of toll on one person; big hugs and warm wishes to you for standing tall and brave. I truly cant offer more than words but please know that reading your post in such a tough times makes me wanna salute you for finding the equilibrium for doing so! It tells me you have readied yourself as best for this. Hope to hear the best news from your end soon!! Lots of love
I’m so sorry that you are going through such a difficult time, Corinne. You are in my thoughts. Only you can share such a beautiful, inspiring thought in a time like this. Tomorrow will take care of itself. The quote by Haruki Murukami is so true. Hugs.
my heart is with you my darling friend xx #mg
Corinne, I hope that your parents are okay now and you get the strength to deal with the trying times. It’s the post that I needed and just detected with high risk cholesterol. But, I am not freaking out but just a little bit worried. This post brings such positivity that you spreading despite facing tough times.