The past two weeks have been....extraordinary. My daughter's visit brought us closer. She shared things with me she has never shared before. And that let us bond in ways we couldn't before.
Then I went to NJ and my ex reminded me yet again why I was right to divorce him. (I say that tongue in cheek but not with malice. There are some people who need to live in drama and chaos and make it seem normal. When one has a chance to step outside that circle of drama and chaos it is amazing the sense of relief one can feel. I am truly glad that he's found someone happy to live in that drama and chaos with him and who thinks he is wonderful just as he is. That's what we all deserve—someone who can love and value us just as we are.)
I gave an all day workshop and was reminded how good I am at what I do—and what a difference I can make for other writers.
I saw my son and helped him adjust a little more to his group home. And could see that he is beginning to accept that this IS his home now.
I saw old friends and I could offer comfort to a friend facing yet more serious medical news.
So much laughter, a few tears, a chance to be myself at my best. These things are priceless.
Here's hoping all of you have had good weeks, too. Sending blessings and safe and gentle ((((((hugs)))))),