Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Beginnings

August and September, while marking the end of summer, also herald new beginnings for me. I 'lost' two very special people during both who forever changed my life for the better. Each taught me about compassion and humor--two traits I cherish.

August marks the anniversary of the birth of my grandson who was placed for adoption. The last time I saw him he made me laugh and I will always remember his funny little antics, as well as the open and accepting ways of his heart. Children rock like that, don't they? May we all be inspired to be so innocently divine.

September marks the anniversary of the death of my only brother. Truly his own person, he walked through life with a mental handicap and still taught us who knew him volumes of character. He had a good heart, he was nice to people and animals (my gerbil comes to mind), he loved catalogs, Cheerios, car rides, and most of all; to laugh. Our photo albums are full of his smiles.

Although my relationship to both of these dear ones feels like it is ended, of course it isn't. Love knows no bounds, neither time nor space. There are new beginnings, lessons lived, memories undying, that keep us connected. Because of them I am reminded not to take any moment for granted... especially this one.

Leaving heartfelt thanks, hugs and kisses for you both ~ ॐ


  1. Quick, to the point, and very elegant. You leave questions for the reader while answering others about yourself. I am glad you are here, and glad to be here visiting. Best to you and yours....EFH

  2. I cried when I read this earlier today, but am back to say how lovely that one sentence is -"There are new beginnings, lessons lived, memories undying, that keep us connected". So well put, and something we all can relate to.

  3. Expat; thank you :) I'm glad you are here!!!!

    Linda; I can imagine your tears and how you related to this. We are all connected! Hugs

  4. What lovely tribute to those two lives and the impact they had on yours. That love and light have made my day brighter. Thank you.

  5. You're right - new beginnings. For all things must come to an end, and new things must take their places.
    What a touching story for two most lovely souls - and the impact they had on your life.

  6. Thanks Deb :) I always feel more energized when I read your yoga posts!

    Thanks for stopping by Ethelmae!

  7. So you too have worn the face of grief and lived. I'm so glad you found me and my heart is even gladder that I found you back. You are eloquent and wise and compassionate. I look forward to getting to know you better. Blessings to us. Blessings to us all.

  8. Hello Good Cook :) I think you should add 'writing' to your description because you're one helluva a good one! I look forward to exploring your recipes to, but your writing especially. All those nice things you wrote above? From what I've read on your blog, I could say the same to you. So back atcha my friend. Love the blessings! Peace!