I was sleeping and sitting up in my rocking chair because my head was congested and I couldn’t sleep lying down last night.
My perspective was shifted, as he walked into the kitchen and I could see him through the darkness and dawn’s early light from my chair. I liked this image.
I enjoyed this new view and waking up to him, watching him get his favorite morning meal, a bowl of cereal and milk by himself, which he normally does, but I’m usually busy moving and doing and miss the observing part. He is taller now and I noticed him growing up right there, in this moment.
It’s not that I don’t recognize the changes normally, it’s just that I had a different perspective this morning and I wasn’t in a rush and I was just observing the morning and him being there, growing up just like, that and eating simple cereal.
I noticed the piles of laundry waiting to be sorted and the cat sprawled out in the bean bag chair. (It still seems strange to me that we live with animals.) The laundry can wait.
In this moment, I was content and thankful to be aware and to notice that my baby is growing up, even with my stuffy head! Sometimes it’s cool to switch your perspective and to see things differently.
Life is good.
Enjoy the light.
Enjoy the sound of the leaves rustling.
Do nothing and rest for a moment and know that life is good and all is or all will be okay.
Loving the light
in all its forms tonight.
Chase died 6 months ago today and I remember the foggy day and paying attention to the clouds.
Today I couldn’t stop watching the clouds again and their beauty. It rained off and on today and was windy and the cloud formations were stunning.
I even saw a rainbow.
I think the rainbow offers light and hope and peace.
I wish for peace for my cousin and our family and for you.
Love and light.
Juliana called me to come outside to see the sky this morning before she left for school. It was radiant!! My phone camera hardly captured the beauty of the moment.
Charlie had a football game this afternoon and again the sky caught my attention.
While I wait for Christian’s water polo match to begin, again I find myself looking up.
As you walk through your day, I hope you take a moment to look up and enjoy the stillness for a moment or two, especially before the holiday rush begins.
Light represents all that is good.
Let your light shine.
The funeral is on Saturday. Everyone is asked to wear colorful clothing and to avoid the darkness. We will celebrate life and all that is good, despite our heartache.
Life will never be the same, but we will share our love and light and hopefully our souls will slowly heal as we share our love and humanity.
Thank you to Elizabeth for sharing this Diya ceramic candle, which is typically used in Diwali celebrations. You are loved! xo
I am fascinated by light and water. I wanted to go to the beach today and see the ocean, but the rest of the family was happy just relaxing at home. Even though I desired going out, I’m also happy when everyone else is happy and I’d rather be with everyone than be alone enjoying the beach.
So instead, I enjoyed playing cards with my sister for four hours, knowing we had no where we had to be and nothing we had to do. This was liberating! Today truly felt like vacation. Jeff read his new books, CJ played on the computer, and the younger ones were content just playing and hanging out together. We went for a bike ride and the kids played in the park, appreciating the warm air and bright, California winter sunshine.
Around 4pm, we decided to get dressed and to go watch the sunset. We all loaded up in the car and ended up following the light through Silicon Valley, down through Half Moon Bay, and ending up in San Francisco. In the end, I got to see the beach after all. Thanks guys!!
I love this life, right now. And happy birthday to my BFF!!