Sometimes it is easier to be present to others in challenging times than accept their support when we struggle. It is a gift to allow others to hold us when we need it. We are both blessed.
As a widow I sometimes worry about being alone and safe after a colleague my age was murdered in a “safe” neighborhood. I am also missing my grandchildren and being able to hold them. I worry how long this will last. As I journal my concerns I am able to pray about them and somehow in time find peace. Each day offers a chance to reinvent ourselves as we are called to be light to each other.
Today I sat in the cool shade listening to a cardinal sing and feeling the breeze blow through my hair as I crocheted outside. Gentle gifts around us and beauty in the spring blossoms.
I visited my grandchildren and the youngest was inside their glass door. I got down on his level and removed my mask to kiss him through the glass? He laughed aloud and kissed me back. It was so joyful!
Thanks Lily for you kind words. I guess the reality that even with precautions things could still happen was a fear. I have been able to make peace with all of this.
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