She is aware that she followed her heart. The mind was busy saying other things - she did not listen.
Very weary, but at peace. She is looking forward to staying inside this winter, sitting by the fire and reading some of this stack of books that is growing. Spring will be soon enough to wash and dust a lot of items that were moved.
A rainy cold day yesterday and her son surprised her, drove to the country, and took her to lunch. It was such a treat.
She is very aware that after Christmas he will be far over the ocean for several months. He is so much further ahead on this journey of mindfulness, then his mom.
Preparing to head back to the big city his vehicle was loaded with more downscaling items and some poinsettia's for his sister. A ship that was purchased when he was about 3 years old and was in his room for years. A over 100 year old school clock, it was the first clock she purchased close to 50 years ago, an old wood plant stand to add to some other treasures being shared with him. It pleases his mom since he has repeatedly told her - he wanted nothing. These will look good in his small home and will be reminders of long ago.
2009 has been another year of change and very busy year. The thought and then the reality of a smaller home being built on her country property. City life was not for her and she is at peace that she made this decision. Unexpected surgery in February, completion of country home and a gradual move took place. The final arrival of her belongings took place last Friday. Hopefully her energy level will soon be back to normal.
Christmas eve will be another family time. She will do very little decorating this season.
Hopefully nature will take care of this and maybe Miss Callie will sport a big red bow.
She is so aware of her many blessings and has a very thankful heart. All of her family is well and her granddaughter who graduated in May has landed a position in New York. With the economy like it is - that is a miracle.
Nothing is taken for granted and the last piece of the puzzle will fall in place when the time is right.
Winter Solstice in two weeks and she looks forward to it gradually being lighter each the day
To all who have read her journey and reminiscing this past year, blessings sent to each of you.
May you be happy
May you be well
May you be safe and at peace
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