Life's journey....how I love it and am so thankful for it. I have been blessed beyond measure to meet wonderful, loving individuals along my way who help me, pick me up when I fall, brush me off, calm my fears, and give me strength. I know that there are angels seen and unseen here upon the earth, sent to help me, you, each of us as we go about our days.
Thank you for your notes of encouragement...I feel selfish in the fact that I was sharing my story with the hope that maybe I could help someone who may read my blog, but you have been the ones to help me and I am so thankful to you. It seems that with the start of this school year, I have been feeling the empty-nest syndrome as my little one is gone from me for the majority of each day. This is nothing new as she's been in school now for 4 years, but for some reason this year hit especially hard. As mothers it seems that our identity, our purpose, and fulfillment come from taking care of other little souls, creating a home for them, and tending to all of their needs. All of the sudden, my home became empty and my little one gone from me, and I didn't know what my purpose was anymore. And, from those feelings of confusion came a whole onslaught of other feelings, which I recognize and have put in their proper place.
I will find my way....onto the next chapter, the next season of life, and I will find joy in the journey, and will expand my circle of love and make sure that it continues to grow and extend to those who are waiting.
I don't know if any of that makes sense...but, it makes perfect sense to me and writing it down helps. Today has been a wonderful day filled with uplifting experiences and messages and I know I am loved and not alone in how I feel. One thing I am most thankful for is to have the opportunity to feel and experience the incredible love I have for my little one and husband. That in itself is such a gift. To give love and get it back is such a joy. And, one day my little girl will read my thoughts and hopefully come to understand my love for her....the love that could never, ever end, the love that fills my days and nights, and that is indescribable. I know she'll feel that very same love for her own little ones some day too.
Today's cards are what happens when I dig in and just create for me and let it all come spilling out...yikes :) It felt so good. I'm going to do it again.
Thank you again! Hope you have a wonderful Monday.