Monday, October 11, 2010

The Road Not Taken

Sharing a letter from my dad about my previous post "Why Us?" and his thoughts on being on this journey with us.

Your feelings were perfectly understandable at that time, and I guess we all felt the same way you did because of our ignorance, our mindset, and our fears. Now all those are gone, thanks to Matthew and the unconditional love from you and Bill, and of course from all of us in the family. I realize now that it's just one less traveled (therefore, grassier!) road that we are made to travel with Matthew, and thankfully one without regrets "as way leads on to way" like the one that Robert Frost discovered in his famous poem here...

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

And guess what...we get to travel both roads! What could be better? :-)


Rochelle said...

I love this poem! You are so right Ria, what could be better than the path(s) you are on with your beautiful kids.

Ria said...

Likewise with you too Rochelle, with your beautiful kids. :-)

To Love Endlessly said...

how beautiful. I love green roads anyway. :-)