Where life will take us we never really know until we arrive. July started off with much promise and was quickly, for me, turned upside down when my ex-husband passed away in a motorcycle accident. The heart retching cry of our daughter as she informed me will be etched forever into my heart and mind. As a parent, all I wanted to do was wave a magic wand and fix it for her, make it all better. No magic wand can bring someone back.
Each day is a roller coaster of emotions when something catastrophic happens in our lives. We look back on what has been, and yet have to continue to place one foot in front of the other in a forward motion. It can be so daunting even to consider moving forward or imagine how you can move forward. Society while compassionate expects you to keep going. And somehow each of us does. It is not easy, every. It does not matter what event brings a tsunami into your life picking up the pieces and finding normalcy takes time.
If you are going through a life, “tsunami” be gentle with yourself. Take each moment and day as it comes. Have faith that you can survive. While you may never be the same person you were before the tsunami, you will be stronger, wiser and eventually know peace within your day to day.
The deer picture above was snapped during one of our visits to my daughter. Deer brings us this wisdom; you have the power to deal with challenges with grace. They remind us to heal our wounds with compassion, love, and gentleness. As a mom, it showed me how diligently she watched over her twin fawns who were hidden behind some grass, much like I was doing with my child. Giving them room to explore but every vigilantly protecting them as best she could.
As we gently slip into August, I wish for all of you a quiet, gentle month ahead. May the summer days warm you with enough sun-kissed memories that should a tsunami hit your life, you will have them to reflect back upon and be a ray of love and joy in a gloomier moment.
Always thinking, always observing, always wondering and pondering the things that make life go round.