Just got back from the beach..which was our favorite place, our favorite time of day and where I scattered Jim’s ashes. I was gifted a beautiful sunrise as I remember my beautiful husband on day 730 .. his 2nd Angelversary….I wanted to share some of my moments with y’all. I felt peace and gratitude for the life we were gifted.
It’s been two years now, since he was called home.
This journey has been bittersweet. I made it through all the firsts. I heard the stories that year two could be even worst then the first…….I was determined I wasn’t going to allow that to be part of my story.
As 2018 rolled in, I promised myself and Jim it was going to be my year. I feel
I’ve kept that promise. I’ve stepped out of my comfort zones. Driving (those who know me well KNOW what a big accomplishment that is!) Attended my first writing workshop sharing my words and thoughts with accomplished writers as well as putting out there that I want and Need to put my book together. And by joining a Meetup Widow/Widowers group, I’m now connected with amazing women and men who not only fully understand this journey of widowhood, I’m forging new friendships…….and what else has year two taught me?
The truth is, my truth is, I hold the pencil, and I write my story….
So, while life doesn’t necessarily get better
It does continue to grow different each day (and that’s a good thing)
And the choice is mine on how I choose to live it…
What I choose
Is to live it and find my purpose.
What I choose
Is to look out and see all that is beautiful.
What I choose
Is to live a life of Hope…
All the while
Thanking God every day for the gift of loving Jim
and his loving me,
and the adventure that was the life we shared.
For the memories we made.
Until we meet again husband, I will continue to live my life out loud
And make you proud. This is how I Choose to Live.
I’m a week into my visit here on Chincoteague. This visit is proving to be more then I thought, in ways I’d never imagined. I came here anticipating a homecoming of sorts……what I’m finding is, those words ‘you can’t go home again’, to be #mytruth.
I’m Living my life and seeing this place through just Linda’s eyes now…….and a whole new picture is being painted. Amazingly though, this doesn’t make me sad. I feel as though a hidden veil has been lifted and I’m seeing with more clarity then I have since Jim died. I’m seeing that I have a whole new life ahead of me…and that there is so much more to discover and learn about myself…..that at this time of transition, I Am Growing.
I’ve returned again
To this place we called home.
So many changes.
And the realization, once again
That change is inevitable.
With that realization
A new truth.
I CANNOT GO BACK.
WHAT ENDED HAS ACTUALLY
BECOME A (MY) NEW BEGINNING
A (MY) HOPEFUL NEW NOW……
Another week, and another go-round at The Sandbox Writing Challenge
Week 10’s challenge is to answer the question:
WHAT FASCINATES ME?
As I sit here pondering that question, I’ve decided to pull up the definition of fascinate………this was meaning number one……….
1. to attract and hold attentively by a unique power, personal charm, unusual nature, or some other special quality; enthrall: a vivacity that fascinated the audience.
So, now I have the definition…..I’m still sitting here, with the window open, listening to the wind whipping through the trees….and still pondering as to what ‘enthralls’ me at this moment in my life (I’ve got a case of widow blues going on 😞) but then……..LIGHT BULB MOMENT 💡
THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE
I know, if I’m listening to sounds, how is that silence. For whatever reason I don’t consider nature to be noise. So for me it fits into my own personal definition of Silence. Be it the wind, rain, bird song, crashing waves, the peepers at night, I attribute all to my quiet time. Nature’s silence is soothing. It also makes me feel alive. It’s my elixir. My healer. So for me, what fascinates this gal right now, is the Sounds Of Silence.
Woke up this morning and while having my coffee I went over to visit my friend Calen over at Impromptu Promptlings …… I liked her latest post and decided to join in with my own.
LIST FIVE THINGS THAT ALWAYS, AND IMMEDIATELY, MAKE YOU SMILE..
My tree…from any angle.
The sunrise in my own backyard
Day 5: I’m Am Grateful for the Rising of the Sun ☀️ It was our favorite time of day. I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful send-off. GodSpeed my Husband💛 I leave you physically here, but know that wherever my journey takes me, you’ll be guiding me along. ❤️