Thursday, September 11, 2014

letting go





Letting go....and believing in the changing seasons, believing in the lessons of Nature. Believing in life and love and even believing in letting go.
In one month's time, I've learned to do all that.
The sun still rises every day, but I live differently, I love differently. The earth still calls to me, but I walk upon it differently.
Don't get me wrong, life is still good. It's just different now. It will take some getting used to.

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  1. You still love, and are loved. You still have a relationship with your dear Mother, just differently. You're having to figure out what your role is, and who you are in this new realm. That deserves both time and respect to yourself and the process.
    Thinking of you these days.
    xx

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    1. Thank you, dear friend. Your words bring me to tears. Thank you so much for being here. xx

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  2. yes, it is different. different in a way that we as humans do not choose and would not choose. it's the painful part of this beautiful life we live. I wish for you to continue to walk this path into a different life with your mother's love wrapped around you like a warm cloak, knowing that she walks with you each step of the way. sending you so much love. xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Janet. I like to think my mom is traveling with me now, seeing the places I love, experiencing the beauty of Nature. In that way, she will always be with me. xx

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  3. Awakening.
    The same...only different.
    Sure am thinking about you a lot these days.
    xo

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    1. It is an awakening, and it changes every hour, every day, Thank you for being here, sister. xx

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  4. Such beautiful comments your readers/friends have left. You are truly loved!! My father passed almost nine years ago and I still could cry a river. He was only 59 years old. He passed away suddenly almost a year to the day that my 40 year old first husband suddenly passed. I don't think you ever get over the loss of a parent. You kind of just tuck it away and as long as you know they are still there with you but just in a different form it makes it easier. My father leaves us dimes in the most unusual places and when my family seems to need them the most. There is the thinnest of veils between us and our loved ones who have passed. I have no doubt your beautiful mother will send you signs. Acknowledge them and they'll keep coming. I'm sending you a big hug!!! xoxo

    Namaste ~ Wendy

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    1. It IS the hardest thing, losing a parent. My mom was 78....still too young. I do feel her presence every day. She is one to watch over her kids. : )
      I love that your father leaves dimes. My grandmother, (my mom's mom), leaves pennies. Every time we find one, we say, "Grandma's watching", and it does make us smile, knowing she is still with us.
      Thanks for your beautiful words and big hugs right back at you!
      xoxo

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  5. precious photos.

    be good to yourself….give yourself lots of time….

    i think of you often.

    xO

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    1. Thank you, dearest heart. I admit it's often hard to take care of the self....I need to be reminded of this. xx

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  6. A beautiful heartfelt post Julie, and what lovely, touching comments your blog readers have left. Wonderful to see people rallying around you at this time. After reading your post, l wanted to share with you a quote that l found after my mother died last year.

    The reality is you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same again. Nor should you be the same. Nor should you want to. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

    About sums it up huh?
    I just think it's so healthy and respectful to take some time to reflect and be out in nature. I know its all l wanted to do after Mum died, just to go sit in the bush and try to take in everything that had happened.

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    1. Beautiful quote....
      And that is exactly how it feels. Something has shifted, something I thought I knew about life. Rebuilding what I knew, in a completely new way, is the task ahead of me.
      It has helped so much to have wonderful people like yourself, supporting me during this time. Thank you so much.
      xoxo

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    2. I'm nodding here, l can really relate to the phrase 'something has shifted'. I feel that way too.
      I'm a big believer in you get back what you put out, and you've been sharing love and support with a lot of us for a while now. :-)

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    3. Thanks, Chrisy. Sometimes it feels as though the entire world has shifted. I take it one day at a time. Having you, all of you, here has meant the world to me. xoxo

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