Wednesday, November 07, 2007

lightyear

salmonbougie

yesterday, i realized that it was exactly a year ago that the kids & i had been asked to consider moving back to new york. it was such a hard look at life as we knew and loved it. a few days later, i blogged about it once words and feelings made their way down to my fingers. where a no had stood, a yes had bloomed and it was full steam ahead with willing hearts of uprooting and following him once again, selling our ranch, rehoming three rescued dogs, and the et cetera that tends to follow the et cetera.

today, i look out that very window in amazement at what has transpired in this past year. the unbelievable and the unexpected squatted at my doorstep until i was forced to let them in. it is nothing short of miraculous how God created skin & tissue to mend the second it is damaged, how souls can somehow stretch themselves inside out and still thrive, how children can bounce back from such monumental chaos, how one can still smile after becoming a common statistic and how a family can become closer after it has been forced to reshuffle a smaller deck. God is a God of miracles.

in honor of the two uns that were at the door and the lessons that were packed in their knapsacks, there is a bouquet of blooms on the table that still bathes in the resilient light.

16 comments:

Ginny said...

Speechless in awe of your lyrical post and gorgeous photo..

Jill said...

God is good...all the time! hope all is well with you~

fiwa said...

Lessons are such awfully good things. It's hard to see the good in them, but I'm raising my 'tini glass to you because you see them for what they are. You are so amazing. lovins, f

Marilyn said...

Have I ever told you, that you're my hero.

Hugs
Marilyn

karenleigh said...

Your resilience and attitude and joie de vivre is such an inspiration to me. Thank you.

Ginni Dee said...

That resilient light is shining from you girl.

Shine on.

diane said...

Amen. I just left church with you girlfriend. Lots of love to you today~~~

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

Another un- for you my friend.....UNBREAKABLE....as in spirit...as in YOU! God don't make no junk honey!:0)

Scheherazaad said...

As a life long learner you definitely score an A+. And I salute you for being able to share your experience and healing with us all. Let the sun continue to shine through that window.

Alison Gibbs said...

Great post. More power to you for surviving such a year,
Alison

Princess Puddle Stomper said...

Wow... that is powerfully, and beautifully, written, gal. You and your kids are amazing!

Cheryl said...

This was beautiful, Dawn. What an amazing and 'moving' life you've had so far.

Love the new profile pic!

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

Scrumptious scarf you're wearing there girlie! :0)

nikkipolani said...

I remember your putting your house up for sale and wishing I could move to San Antonio to buy it!

A bird in the hand said...

Isn't it amazing how we can not only survive, but also do it well. A hatful of stars to you chica! xoxoxo

♥♥♥♥♥ said...

god is good.

you my friend are strong, brave, and amazing! an YOU are right where you should be. *grin*

♥♥!