I’ve been on this widow’s journey of mine almost 32 months now….A few weeks ago I embarked on another road trip…this one a solo trip back up to PA, my first time back since leaving there April 2017.
Knowing I wouldn’t be able to make the drive all in one day, I made a short 36 hour pit stop on Chincoteague…..the sunrises were there to welcome me back, as were our neighbors, who’s island cottage I’m blessed to call my home away from home……….
How Blessed a woman I am..to have called this place home..where I scattered Jim’s ashes and I can visit whenever I feel the need to
My favorite time of day ☀️
Front porching it ☕️
What a gift to spend time on the front porch with this guy…My Jim’s second best friend
Lesson: we must not become so absorbed looking for bigger or better miracles that we miss all the everyday ones………
❤️ Love when he visits
Last nights sunset..front porch view
Soul-Strollin’ by the creek
All by myself
Summer Solstice was in full swing. Hot and steamy here in the south. With blinds drawn and my fan working on over-drive to keep me cool, I was seated at my desk, lost in thought and writing. When all of a sudden I heard something fall…..muffled by the closed windows and whir of the fan, it wasn’t loud at all. I got up to investigate…..imagine my surprise when I found this….
Not what I was expecting……
A huge sadness gripped my heart last night….this tree has been a huge part of my healing for 13 months….seeing him broken breaks my heart….my old one, my healer, my friend.
This morning, I was gifted this view …..
“In the blink of an eye, change occurs and wraps you in sadness. But, even within that change and sadness, there is beauty to behold.” ©lindafedroff_june22,2018
He stands tall and majestic Still 💚
Inspired by a fellow tree-sister’s post on tree hugging…I decided to head outside to get a Morning Hug of my own with my tree….
“Then one day, She realized She was healing. Her heart was slowly mending. Her Soul started to shine.”
And then…..I decided to get up close and personal with my tree, and was Blessed with a few ‘gifts of his bark’ in finding a heart…..
And what I see here is a ‘leaf’
And this one….I took the pic because of the design in the bark….but when I flipped the photo on its side……
Looks like someone’s sticking their tongue out…..lol 🤣😜
Or it’s the wine I’m drinking..lol
We’re experiencing so much rain..gonna have to start building an ark. But with the rain comes an explosion of Green-ness…a vibrant hue that says LIFE.
What would happen if tomorrow morning I awoke to a canopy of branches and leaves and my feet touched the soft inviting bed of moss? And what if tomorrow, instead of a green juice, I drink the dew dripping from the clouds drip by sustaining drip?
What if tomorrow I get out a new piece of paper and draw a different path, with different endings, with different sights and different loves?
What if…….I follow my own path,,,,listen to my heart,,,do my own thing?’
What if tomorrow I start over, again……and again and again?! ~Unknown~
“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca~