Yes, today was my birthday. Sorry for not making any grand gestures about it, it was a different kind of birthday for me this year. It is my first birthday without my dogs, my little Maisy has been with me for my past 14 birthdays and my first birthday without my husband in 20 yrs. So, needless to say, it was a weird one! I filled my day up with busyness like running errands and sewing for my quilting group that was tonight. All in all, it was a fine day. I am grateful for so many things and on most days I am pretty good considering the transitions of this past year. But, some days, I feel quite crazy. Is it possible to have so many different emotions exist in one little space? Is it possible to be happy, sad, grumpy, angry, and excited all at once? Hmmmm.!? I guess it is possible cause that’s what I’m feeling!
I thought I would share a little magical moment with you from tonight. I had a great time at “Bring Chocolate” our local modern quilting group hosted by Kathleen at Sew Smart Fabrics in Doylestown, PA. tonight. I love getting together with this group of ladies that are so talented and fun to be with. I brought my Sangria with me and we had a great time! I arrived home and was struck by how nice it was out, soft warm breezes called to me and I decided to take a little walk to my favorite part of the driveway where the view is just perfect. As I looked out over the hayfield in front of me there was a mist hovering above the field and Haycock Mountain stared back at me from a distance. The field was sparkling with fire flies that seemed to blend perfectly with the stars above me. It was a clear and enchanting night and I was deep in thought about so many things, you know how you can get on birthdays… all of the reflecting on time passed and what lies ahead. I started to think about my little dog that has been with me through the hardest and most challenging times of my life, she always made me smile, no matter how rough things got. So, I asked her to send me a sign that she was with me. I thought a shooting star would be super sweet and the perfect birthday present. A bit of time passed and I found myself in a bit of a meditative space while I was staring at the stars. It was brief, for an instant it felt like time stood still and a feeling washed over me that I can’t quite explain. I was connected to source and in a sacred space. Just as I came out of it and realized that I had experienced this amazing moment … yup… a shooting star passed right in front of me. Hi Maisy! Needless to say, first, I jumped up and down, then I cried. It was a good cry though, a grateful one. This is the second sign I received from her. Last time, I asked for a white feather… and yes, I found one, right where she used to sleep.
I am living a magical life! This I know to be true. I hope you enjoyed my story and please know, that magic exists for all of us. Even when times are hard and you can’t seem to find your light, it is there. So, it is almost midnight the closing of my 44th birthday here in this life and I am so grateful for this beautiful life filled with love, family, friends, lessons, challenges, little white fluffy dogs and magic. hugs.