Saturday, August 22, 2009

Intensely Emotional Weeks

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)))))),



Colleen said...

What a wonderful post. So glad you had such a good 2 weeks. And to be able to be yourself is truly precious for sure! Hugs and blessings!

Leah said...

Glad to hear such great news. Congrats on such good things happening in your life!

Kahless said...

I am so glad you can appreciate the best in yourself.

Marj aka Thriver said...

I sense the satisfaction of living a full life that is real and true to you. I'm happy for you, April. Thanks for sharing.

jumpinginpuddles said...

i wish i was closer because i think id also liek to attend one of your workshops i think they would be really good

April_optimist said...

Thank you everyone.