Sunday, February 28, 2010

Connecting with the Trees... Gratitude in My Life

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. -Meister Eckhard

As I traverse this time in my life, as my husband's life changing Hodkings Lymphoma makes a deep and lined impact on our family in so many ways, I am finding the wisdom and truth in these words. The gratitude that I feel for the community that is continually reaching out to hold us up is so powerful for me. I find that in the days as I struggle, I give thanks for the food and support that are coming our way... almost daily. I had a week where for five days in a row, I received cards and support via the mail. What a powerful thing, to feel five days of endless support.

My children are struggling through this time... missing daddy and the normalcy of our family, but they too are striding through this time with as much grace as they possess. They are beams of light and say things that make the world easier to navigate. 

Here Scarlett announces: "this is my favorite tree... it has been waiting for me". What could I say.... "yes Scarlett, it has". May we all find solace and peace from standing in the trees.