This has been a long summer for me, a summer of letting go of what no longer is and embracing what, very much is! I have been recovering from abdominal surgery....had to let go of a large chunk of my insides which was putting me constantly under the weather. Thankfully, I don't have any diagnosis which would necessitate further treatment or worry!
I learned, first hand, from the patient's point of view, about what it means to be kind to yourself and allow the healing to take place, slowly, in its own time. I learned to let others care for me and I learned to trust in God that I was right where I should be.
And I also learned that walking really IS the best exercise no matter what your pace or distance. It brings strength and lifts the spirits. I am still not back to my daily four miles but I am slowly getting there. My legs have lost a lot of strength and regaining it, at my age, IS HARD WORK!
I've had lots of time to think, to meditate, pray and write. My book of poetry is coming along and most of my poems still hide out on my other blog (so far, my secret blog.)
|A Walk in the Woods - Altered Photo and Text ©2013 BK|
I am experimenting with a new art form, altering my photos with a program Daughter Artist shared with me, called PicMonkey. I have never fancied myself an artist, but I am having fun creating or rather recreating my photos. The camera goes everywhere with me. (One advantage of a slower pace - I notice more of the Creation.)
At the same time this summer brought me the singular joy of grand-parenthood- a second grandson. This is where all the embracing comes in. Michael arrived three weeks early (on July 11) surprising his parents and everyone else too! I am, of course, in love again. After the stress of the NICU for eight days, his Mom and Dad brought him home. He was a tiny one but his mother put her mind to nursing him and he quickly caught up and now looks like the healthy two month old he is!
Every morning, I thank God for him, for his wonderful parents, and for all of my blessings.
Thought for Today : My cup runneth over!