|Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:25 PM|
Happy New Year! And yes, I know I have not blogged in a while. I am a bit 'off game' due to a family emergency necessitating my travels to GA for 22 days. Mom took ill and was hospitalized; while there I was very busy helping her and getting her to various appointments; then, my dad took a turn for the worse and ultimately transitioned to his heavenly home. Thankfully, I was able to spend some very quality time with him before he passed. I moved into a 'zone' - keeping busy, and not having time to be 'Me' and mourn. All in all, however, it was a real blessing that I was there to say my final good-byes to my Dad. We spent some real 'being' time together during the last three days of his life. All of this occurring was surreal...it made me extremely vulnerable and put me in touch with reality in a major way. The reality of aging and realizing that we all are mortal. While my mom has recovered to the point of being stable and feeling much better, she was faced with a major life change. I, too, was faced with the need to re-focus, and make some decisions about my own life and my existence on this earth. Seemingly, I am still feeling 'fogged out', but despite this I am able to function, knowing this too will pass. However, my painting and my art has been waiting for my return. Hence, I am making plans to get back into my studio to create. This blog catalyzes a new beginning in 2015! It is a happy new year, and I am ready for new adventures, and new creations in art.
Reflecting on goodness and love with thanksgiving to all who have prayed for me, sent cards, called, emailed and texted. It has helped me tremendously. I am so thankful for you all. The fog is beginning to lift, and my vision is clearing. Loving my life and the call on it. Cannot wait to CREATE again!
Peace and love!