Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Year in Review

Anniversaries are interesting events. They remind us of where we have been and what has happened in the previous year.

September 17, 2008 was a big day for me. It was a pilgrimage of sorts. A day to return to "my shack", heal some old wounds and let go of some of the things that held me in the past.

Who knew...? Not I. I just knew I needed to go, and listened carefully as to what to bring. I headed out, unsure of the agenda, but with full trust that one had been set.

It was a beautiful day, and as a friend of mine recently said, I "had to let go to allow my heart to heal"

I think of the things I have let go of in the past..... dreams, responsibilities, "stuff". It's the "stuff" that is emotionally charged that is the most difficult - and for me, if not still useful or productive, the most necessary to clear out.

My wedding dress was one of those things. It needed to go - yet, as I hung it on the rack at the church yard sale, I walked out solemnly. There were no words.

Have I missed it, no. Has it cleared out more space in my life - and closet - absolutely!

It's been a good year. Not always easy, but a good year.

As I walked out of that chapel, I realized I had been given a gift.... freedom.

Thank You, God!

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