Monday, May 20, 2013

"Giggles In the Valley"

Today was a typical Monday with one exception, I received a text regarding a loved one being transported to Hospice and the confirmation that if we (the family) could make it to the hospital, to please do so.

As I drove to my destination, I went over memories of him throughout my life.  He was always getting smart and talking mad trash (as my mother would always say) to my mother and about my name.   They were fun thoughts and memories that were preparing me to be supportive of his wife and children (so I thought).  I asked for directions at the front desk and proceeded to follow the instructions given and I arrived on his floor (without getting lost).  What I expected to find, the mood, the atmosphere, the spirit in the room was not there!!! 

What greeted me was a family, his wife, my aunts and other family
members trying the best they could to make him as comfortable as possible and cracking jokes (WHAT JOKES in HOSPICE???).  I know that is what you're thinking, yes jokes in hospice.  His wife and daughter were having a very funny back and forth banter with this man who lived his life THAT WAY!  It was a loving conversation between the man and his family, that I am sure his spirit (without the pain) found joy in.  As I silently prayed and laughed out loud (more than a few times), it occurred to me what must be the best things I can think of for anyone walking in the valley of the shadow.  

To be comforted, be at peace, surrounded by those who have been by your side thru the good and the bad and to have giggles and more Giggles in the Valley is to me the essence of a life fully lived. 

Movin' On

Movin’ on at times is not my desire but a necessity
My mind wants to cling to the memories, not realizing they are hindering me
As I experience joy it is surely sprinkled with a little pain
But how much is clearly up to me

As sand rushes gently thru my hands

I experience it in the here and now
Why wonder why it tickles my senses or try to hold what has no desire to be held?

Open your hand allowing freedom..ahhh this is true love

Clutching is possessiveness and no good comes from it
Movin’ on as I love myself and the life I’m choosing
I’m letting go of the if’s and why’s and holding to the right here and now of what is

Remembering the soul has no rainbows if the eyes shed no tears


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

When You Wish Upon A Star...Dreams Can Come True

About 11 years ago, God placed a dream in my heart and a title for that dreamThat dream has finally become a reality as of today!!!  Ladies and gentlemen it is my absolute pleasure to share my first e-book (which is now available on Amazon.Com) with you, "Wonderfully Human (Love Letters and Encouragement For the Soul)!!! I invite you to visit and purchase your very own copy for your Kindle or Ipad (the Kindle App is needed if you have an Ipad) and please let me know how it touches you.  It is my hope and prayer that the words in this book will inspire and encourage you. 

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It is not just a song to me anymore, it is truth.  When you wish upon a star, Dreams can come true!  Be honest, seek peace, be uniquely you and experience the joy found in being Wonderfully Human.