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"Our lives are a book that has already been written. The brilliance of the plan is that we are only given a chapter at a time..." ~A. Drayton Boylston

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Mama Bear and Lukey Bear

My son Luke was born on 2/12/15 at 10:21am.  He's already brought a lot of joy into my life.  My first child at 40 years old... Better late than never :)

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Walking Away

Sometimes people walk away from love because it is so beautiful that it terrifies them. Sometimes they leave because the connection shines a bright light on their dark places and they are not ready to work them through. Sometimes they run away because they are not developmentally prepared to merge with another- they have more individuation work to do first. Sometimes they take off because love is not a priority in their lives- they have another path and purpose to walk first. Sometimes they end it because they prefer a relationship that is more practical than conscious, one that does not threaten the ways that they organize reality. Because so many of us carry shame, we have a tendency to personalize love's leavings, triggered by the rejection and feelings of abandonment. But this is not always true. Sometimes it has nothing to do with us. Sometimes the one who leaves is just not ready to hold it safe. Sometimes they know something we don't- they know their limits at that moment in time. Real love is no easy path- readiness is everything. May we grieve loss without personalizing it. May we learn to love ourselves in the absence of the lover.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Rainbow Around the Corner

I took this picture yesterday after a thunderstorm, just around the corner from my house.  It's difficult to not be frustrated when technology doesn't quite capture the beauty of something.  The rainbow I saw was more vivid than this picture, with brightly defined colors.  But alas... This is how the photo came out.

Letting Him Go

There are days when I think "I've got this" and there are days when I know there's still a long road ahead.