It has been a wonderful week for me! Many wonderful gifts have come into my life and I am so thankful today. The medication finally stopped tormenting me and I am feeling more like myself. I’m not interested in medication unless it’s absolutely necessary again, so my gratitude is that we tried it, found out what happened and were able to get off of it.
I was writing a lot last week. I had many opportunities come to me that I wasn’t expecting. One of them was to be a chapel speaker at Teen Challenge. I can choose the date so I asked for one after Christmas. I worked on my talk for about six hours so far and it feels really good. It’s a miracle that I am able to share anything at all and I feel so fortunate, truly fortunate to be given an opportunity to share for up to 50 minutes. It will be in front of 150 people. Their director, Steve, said that my story is very inspiring especially to people who have some really hard times. I feel so blessed to be seen as someone who has a message to share!
I was also given the opportunity to write for a horse magazine called Apples ‘n Oats. I will be writing for the Spring edition, but their winter edition has my favorite photo from riding this summer with a brief message from me. It’s so beautiful. It will be an entire page of their magazine, so I feel very happy about that too. applesnoats
I was contacted because my song Ever After was used in a meditation CD for caregivers. I think it sounds like a beautiful way for people who provide all kinds of care to others others, be provided and cared for too. Creative Health Care Management
I wrote a poem for my new friends at Bible Study, but it’s a poem for everyone in my life who has become dear to me. That is many people this year. I feel forever changed and so much love.
When Time Stood Still
I saw my life stretching before me,
longing for connection with others
reaching for a hand so elusive
asking questions not heard
I saw the awkward glances in my direction
hoping they wouldn’t expect
more than I could give
I begged God for someone who
knew with their heart
someone who saw with their kind eye
who gave generously of their friendship
seeing my contributions as enough
Hope restored is a powerful thing
giving strength where there was isolation
bringing friends into a circle warmed by
the fire of unity
I found you!
I have been blessed.