Today I Am Grateful ðŸ™

Day 7: I’m Grateful to be given the privilege to start my new ‘book’ here and now……

“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!” ~C. JoyBell C~


As hard as closing that book is, I know HE wouldn’t want it any other way….so today I Write. Today I Choose To Live ❤️


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28 thoughts on “Today I Am Grateful ðŸ™

      • If you’d asked me 24 days ago how’d I react to losing Jim, I’d have said I probably crack, break down and not be able function…instead I’ve found inner strength that I didn’t know existed inside of me, along with a faith that’s is stronger than I ever knew xxx

      • Only 24 days. When I learnt about his passing, I read the last post you wrote before it happened. It was a lovely, positive piece, but it made me shiver (and weep); it felt as if you had been guided to write those words, to warn you in some way.
        I didn’t think I would ever tell you that.

      • ❤️❤️❤️ you can say and tell me anything Jane…I actually went back myself….I remember how beautiful a morning that Soul Stroll was. I was oblivious to the fact that my life was going to change in such a way……i think about how I said goodby to Jim that morning..how I straightened his suspenders, kissed him goodby and said I Love You Husband…..our ‘normal’ routine. I’m grateful to have those memories xxxxxx

      • The post you wrote that day is gone. Did you delete it?
        You were so happy and positive when you wrote it. You were about to go somewhere.
        I can’t remember your words, but you said we must enjoy ourselves today, because we don’t know what tomorrow may bring, and I think there was a boxed quote to that effect.
        Those two things are clear in my mind. ou were happy, and you said we must make the most of the moment.
        I wept.
        xxxxx

      • Morning Jane…..I haven’t deleted any of my posts…
        I still believe those things though, more then ever……..Jims sudden passing is proof that we need to make the most of every moment….and I will do,just that…even when the tears fall and it feels like my heart will break in two, I will find the magic of the moment ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

      • I don’t understand. I clicked onto your site, and there it was, beneath your dragonfly. Could I have dreamed that post?
        Yes, you’ll find the magic, your heart won’t break, and you will bring joy and inspiration to others. You say you’ve begun a new book. I see it’s a sequel to the previous one, and the author still has the same amazing spirit, but stronger.

  1. Linda, I would rather have said this more privately, but I know you are with your Son at the moment. I have something for you, would it be alright to post it to your own House. Thinking about about you and knowing that you are a strong Lady, goodness you have helped me so much to gain strength, and with Jim “forever” at your side you will make it, all the best poppet.

    • Good morning Anna….I’ve moved permanently in with my son and his family……Calen did send me your email address….I will email you my new address ❤️

      When Jim died, my life down on the island ceased to be. He was my home, Chincoteague our destiny together. In order for me to be able to live, I needed to leave. Staying there would have allowed me only to exist…and that’s not the way to live……

      • You are so right poppet, it would be only existing. When David died I wanted to sell up here, but you probably know from me or Cheryl how I am tied up here with this house. I did everything I could to sell, I couldn’t and still can’t afford this house, apart from anything I can’t now keep up with the work. My mother/sister blocked me everytime, I even contemplated moving with the boys to Northern Ireland (and all the bombs). It has been just existing here. I understand why you have moved, you will make a new life for yourself, wherever you go Jim will be there with you. You are very courageous.

      • Anna, I’m not sure how courageous I am…I’ve had a wonderful support system from the minute Jim died. From my children, to the help of my island family, they helped me navigate those first heartbreaking painful hours and days…….I have to say, and I know I’m repeating myself, I’m drawing my strength from Jim and our grandparents……they’re my guiding force……
        ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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