Sunday, December 26, 2010
We all suffered loss in the economic crisis. And those that didn't adjust to this new way of life didn't make it. There are businesses around me that didn't heed the warnings and are either closed or soon to be closing.
This past year was also a difficult one personally. I lost people that were very dear to me. I was present when my father in law left this earth after a long struggle with cancer. It had a profound impact on me and I am blessed that I was able to be there. Other people left because our lessons were learned from each other. Those losses are most difficult because we don't want them to go but it just isn't right anymore and there is too much strife to have them in your life. They will always be with me in my heart. I learned so much.
I also met some wonderful new people whom I will take with me on a new path that is in the works as I write this. I know it's cliche, but it is true, when one door closes, another opens. And those that are behind the closed door have left an indelible mark.
But I now look to a new year, new friends, new opportunities, a freshness that comes with this new snowfall that I am now looking at. Cleaning out the old from last year to make way for a fresh new year. I think it's time to go ride a horse again! It's been way too long and my heart and soul need it. So if I don't write again, Happy New Year! I can't wait to see what it has in store for me!!
Monday, December 13, 2010
I am defined as daughter, sister, wife, mother.
But I am more
I am spirit, I am flowers, I am the songs in my head, the words on this page.
I am laughter riding wild on the wind of a horse.
I am bare toes in mountain springs and Tahoe sands.
I hang only colors on my walls that speak to me.
I am new beginnings to only myself
I do not repair others’ souls.
I am only ears to hear and loving touches.
I am my path, not yours.
Though I can light a way for you
I am love to me
I am love to my forever babies
I can let you in and you will know how.