I'm watching "Healing in the Heartland" right now. It is such a wonder to see how incredibly generous people can be when a tragedy happens. Tears, anger, fear and acceptance are all such powerful human emotions. They seem to bring out the best (and sometimes) the worst in us. It seems that while I've been cruising through my forties, there has been a huge helping of tragedy served up in my little bubble of a world. Watching my Parent's go through the latter stages of life has been the most powerful experience. I'd like to tell you all that it is a wondrous journey and a path to inner self awareness. The honest truth is, it is hard. There are days when I get homesick (still!) and there was a time not long ago, that I could go get a week's worth of hugs and sympathy any time I needed it. Those days seem to be gone for the most part, and it is rather scary. It is time for me to stand on my own. Another frightening prospect. You see, I am the baby. I didn't have kids. I've only had a few plants and cats.
There is no instruction book for these times. It's all random. Fly by the seat of your pants random.
A little later than most, I am finding my footing slowly. A depression here, a belly-laugh there. Life goes on. It truly does. I am finally figuring this one out and my latest mantra is: NOTHING IS PERMANENT. It's true!
This concept and truth are allowing me to continue to get up, get dressed and look another day square in the eye and say,
"Let's Do This."
Skirt: Tommy Hilfiger, new,tags: thrifted,
Denim jacket,Vest(Tommy Bahama): thrifted // Sandals, Old Navy,old // Hat:? Dot's?
My parents are currently doing well. My Mom and I are going to the Senior Prom next month!
She is so excited!