Today’s blessings. . .

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Today, God blessed me with MORE PATIENCE THAN I EVER, EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE.

He also provided me with a witness to prove it.

But wait, it gets better. . .

AMAZING homemade pie (with my equally amazing work partner and witness to my patience),

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Raspberry Cream Pie with Pecan Crust and Real Whip Cream

new running shoes (to run off the stress of the day and the homemade pie), AND. . .

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Check out the Clymb for incredible sales on anything and everything outdoorsy. I got these beauties for CHEAP!

a lovely beverage to re-hydrate with after my run later (because somebody once told me that beer is 99% water.)

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Had one of these delish beverages yet? You should. 🙂

Thank you God (and also my work partner) for being awesome.

I am feeling extremely blessed and the day isn’t even over with yet.

What were you blessed with today?

 

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And the fog lifts

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It’s been just over a year. . .

Time passes.

The numbness fades.

Life begins to settle in.

I can feel the protective veil of the fog of grief lifting, little by little, slowly fading like a long summer sunset.

At times, I feel like I may be able to truly breath again.

Then. . .shit gets real.

That numbness, that fog?

At times. . .

I scream for it’s return.

Longing to be shrouded in the comfort of that protection,

Shielded from the harshness of reality,

Temporarily safe from the intense feelings of grief that surround profound loss.

But. . .

Time does not stand still.

Life doesn’t wait for the grieving.

The healing journey

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“The journey of healing is often painful. It requires much effort and endurance. . . It is hard work, but along the way we learn that there is a place in the journey where we are able to celebrate. This celebration comes from knowing that all of the effort is worth it.  It is from this place that we can begin to feel hope and we can begin to glimpse joy. We are no longer driven by desperation but by determination.”  ~ adapted from A Healing Celebration