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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

In Gratitude

I'm sitting here waiting for some word on my Great-Aunt's condition. She's started bleeding again and I can't even think straight worried about what will happen to her. I just adore her daughter, who is handicapped and relies on her mom for companionship and care. Arrangements for C's care have long since been set in stone, in the event that Marilyn dies or needs to go into a nursing home. But, I just worry about my little cousin and how she is handling all of this. I know, it's got to be rough. I hate being so far away.

I've been chatting with friends on the phone and looking through old vacation pictures. My mom gifted me with the love of travel-- and sometimes with trips themselves. I've been so lucky to be able to take trips, but it's almost always been because of hard work and sacrifice.

So, here I sit, gazing at pictures from our last major trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. It was a very healing place for me. I learned a lot about myself on that trip and gained a great deal of peace while gazing at the island's valleys. I don't think I'll ever go back there again, at least with flights what they are now, I know it will be a long time before we take a trip like that.

Today, it's with gratitude that I post these peaceful pictures. Hopefully, some of that peace will rub off of on me, cause I'm stressed.
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1 comment:

  1. My sympathies...

    Just a friendly blog reader, who has seen relatives really suffering and is sorry your great aunt is suffering now...


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