I think I can finally say that the grief is over, done, kaput, gone. I will always have a sad place in my heart about what happened to the dear one and I in our last couple of years of Kenora, but I am done with grieving about it. It is over and finished. We have moved on both literally and figuratively.
It is now time for the greening, the growing, the nurturing of my soul. Isn’t it great that this happened just as the Pentecost season, the green season of the church, has started?
During this greening time I am promising myself the following:
- To listen more to the Spirit
- To engage in theological discussions with the dear one
- To read, read and read – Scripture, other blogs about faith, theological books, fiction of all kinds – almost anything I can get my hand or eyes on
- To spend as much time as I can outside this summer
- To garden, preserve food for the winter, to cook good meals to share with the dear one and with friends new and old
- To sing as much as I can
- To go to yoga regularly, stretch, walk, move as much as I am able
- To let gratitude for everything seep into my soul
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.