So… I wrote this post last week but when I was scheduled to post it, life changed and I posted the news about our beloved Jadie and her passing 🙁
Sometimes I read things that stir my soul so much that I just cannot not share them. I’m so grateful to have this blog as an outlet.
I haven’t been able to keep up with reading everyone’s blogs and that is very sad for me, but when I do get some time, I sit with a cup of my delicious vanilla tea and catch up… I clicked on Frills and Thrills blog and as I scrolled down perusing her daily posts I’d missed… I found myself caught up in one of them and before I knew it, I had tears streaming down my face. In fact I think a tear even dropped into my vanilla tea because it created a little ripple against my tea cup and splashed onto my hand.
I have been feeling very emotional lately and a lot has been going on – a lot that I don’t always share.
This year has been a particularly hard year – it’s down right been my toughest, but it has also been an unbelievable year for growth and change. It’s incredible, scary, exhilirating, exciting, nerve wrecking, terrifying, wonderful and enlightening. Yes, how’s that for an emotional package? All wrapped up with a colourful ribbon.
I asked her permission to share the poem on my blog too – Thank you Sam 🙂
After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul.
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning,
And company doesn’t mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises.
You begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open,
With the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for your plans.
After a while you learn that even sunshine
Burns if you have too much.
So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you will learn that you really can endure
More than you ever thought you could.
That you really are special
And that you really do have the grandest worth.
So live to learn and know yourself
And in doing so, you will learn to live.
*Poem by Veronica Shoftshall, with adaptions.
This is also something that I am finding myself reading often, if not daily:
Here are some quotes that are also special…
I guess I’m having an emotional day and that’s fine by me…Sometimes we just need a good cry!