March 5, 2017 (day 5)
Just getting to this FB space because it’s been a big day of livin’. I think it can’t get any better than it is and guess what…IT DOES. Love coming from the folks I am here with and family and friends near and far. (Thank you and words seem inadequate). A little corny and yet very serious Carole King “Tapestry” coming to mind. We play on this getaway, and we also dig deep here. And then we pause and nourish and play games and music and laugh. Both/and. I was greeted with a happy birthday serenade this morning and again after a lovely walk on the winter windy night star filled sky beach. As the sun came up and the sun went down. An Oreo cookie, bookend birthday. And in between I had the gift of watching courageous souls do their work. And so I too do some of mine. “This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it”. My inner once upon a time preschool teacher wants to sing. I am reminded this weekend that music makes everything better. For me, anyway.
And even with cake and song and silliness, there are dear ones to pray for. Uncertainty. Life on life’s terms stuff that will unfold as it will. And these weekends make me wide open to be present to the full menu. Not just my custom ordered plan.
Here’s the thing: my plan is so short sighted. So good to know and build into my process. As I heard one of my friend’s here describe: I thought I was so slick and spiritual. And some days I still do and others I am the kindergartener. And that’s okay.
The postcards today were plentiful. And tomorrow I wrap things up here just in time to celebrate my husband’s birthday with him at home. I am thankful for Linda and Don who gave me the gift of life. And knowing I am a beautiful child of God. Always every day all the time.