Thursdays pretty much cover the whole gamut in my life right now. Ladies Bible study at church in the morning. We have an awesome group of women I am growing to love dearly – and I get to grow with them through the Word and the sharing of our lives in community. Then I have a couple of hours to catch up with Lila and process what we’re hearing and learning – and sometimes to duel at one of our favorite games, Peggle. Then a drive down south to Fairhaven and my counseling appointment. I can definitely say that it has certainly an interesting process for me. I am learning much about myself and about applying what I am learning in class and through my course readings as I search for the chinks and missing links in my own story. Then I head back north again to Ferndale and my appointment with Sassy-girl. Definitely another highlight for me as we explore how all that I am going through in the craziness of life is effecting my body. That has certainly been a journey of discovery for me. I had no idea just how poorly I have been handling the stresses and challenges of life until I started massage therapy with Sassy-girl.
We are so interconnected, we human beings. Body, soul, and spirit. It is unwise to think something can happen to one part of our being, but not affect the other parts. I am learning to be much more intentional and aware of just how interconnected I am. I am learning to care for myself in a whole new way. And, I am learning to allow others to care for me, to realize I don’t always have to be care-giver.
It’s a process this. But one with great rewards. Hopefully great rewards that will benefit many others as I learn to identify and share these amazing life lessons with those around me – near and far.
And so I say goodnight. It has been a long day. My body is still suffering from the effects of the surgery. And I need to care for me now, so that I can be rejuvenated and care for others later.