Nov 18
2007

Loss and Gain

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I snapped this photo of Hubby and Squirrel this afternoon–aren’t they cute? I have noticed recently that Squirrel is losing a little bit of the baby look and starting to look a little more like a little girl. It is so sad, yet so fun!

To close out this post today, I would like to share a poem with you that my mother recently shared with me that I found especially poignant. You can find this poem and many others here.

“Loss and Gain” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

When I compare
What I have lost with what I have gained,
What I have missed with what attained,
Little room do I find for pride.

I am aware
How many days have been idly spent;
How like an arrow the good intent
Has fallen short or been turned aside.

But who shall dare
To measure loss and gain in this wise?
Defeat may be victory in disguise;
The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.

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Jean November 18, 2007 at 9:08 am

Adorable picture and excellent poem. Thank you for sharing.

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