“The pattern of our lives is essentially circular. We must be open to all points of the compass; husband, children, friends, home, community; stretched out, exposed, sensitive like a spider's web to each breeze that blows, to each call that comes.”
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I came home from Connecticut with an abundance of calm, a feeling I have not felt in a very long time. I came home laden with goodness and peace. I came home with direction and understanding and confidence. I came home with the knowledge that I am okay; I am loved and heard. I came home a little bit different then when I left.
I have spent time over the last few days thinking of ways I might hold on to this feeling of pure joy; making it a permanent fixture in my life. For it was not only those 27 amazing woman who reached out to me and understood, but also my husband, who seems to have grasped just what this entire experience has meant to me.
There have been numerous times in my life when I have made an effort to rejuvenate and recharge, and I understand that holding on to that feeling will be the tricky part. Practicing and doing what needs to be done to make it a continual and constant element in my everyday life will be a challenge. Opening myself up to others and letting them in with no expectations or judgement is good start. Knowing that I am worthy is also important.
"Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.” ~ Edith Wharton
i will be adding some photos of the trip
under the brief moment tab in a few days,
i will let you know when, so you can have a peek!