Sorry for the break between posts. So much to talk about with so little time to blog.
So although I am thankful that Gustav wasn't as bad as it could be and my friends Lisa and Nathan escaped with minimal damage to their home, all is not well. Unfortunately Lisa's Dad is in hopsice as of today and after a very long illness, her dad is slowly seeping out of this world. It just proves that the universe is always giving us messages to think about. How important is a house in the great scheme of things? Isn't losing a beloved parent another kind of homelessness? How do we maintain balance when Hurricane Life cruelly sweeps away our roots? I guess I'm feeling this even more keenly as Lisa and I have been best friends since 5th grade and we grew up together. We shared parents back and forth so not only does it feel as if I'm losing one of my own, it reminds me of the frailty of my parents as well.
Okay, on to the mildly bad. My van blew up this week. Two new tires, all new brakes, and major repairs to go. The front tire blew as I was coming back from a relaxing Yoga Nidra practice with Simon on Monday. Talk about going from Zen to Fren (as in frenetic)in no time flat! (ha ha) It's been a source of frustration to me but thankfully I can keep my perspective and as the repairman told me today, "this is just a speedbump to get over." Also, I'd like to share my gratitude for the nicest guy who stopped to help me and changed the flat tire for me without any fuss or trouble. Thank you to David from Verizon Wireless who certainly deserves only good things to happen to him. May someone always be there for you too.
And finally the tremendously glad. Izzy started back to school today and is for the very first time completely happy. She loves her teacher, friends, and school. This is something that makes me so filled with joy for her that it feels like it's own kind of miracle for me. She is so rarely completely at ease in any situation that it is really something to celebrate. So we are.
Okay, that's the last few days for me condensed. I hope the universe is treating you with great nurturing and support.
With gladness for good friends and family,