it's been a long time, but i thought i'd pop in for a little visit to say hi and let you all know i miss you! i also wanted to extend some big thank yous to all for the messages of healing, and spirit lifting!!
lyle and toni made and sent me this fabulous hand garland which they signed, and suggested I have all my care taking medical team on this journey sign, to leave me with words of hope as i go on my way. how cool an idea is that?!
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and note the fabulous envelope it came in - also artfully decorated to the hilt!!
also pictured is a pretty bracelet of pearls and charms, generously strung and mailed to me by a new found friend, Mary Luna, after the 30 days, 30 journals interview i did. she writes of the bracelet that:
"These pearls of promise are promises that 'you are encircled with the love of many friends and family and spirit beings who are cheering you on... A promise of continuing courage and strength and the ability to live in the moment...A promise of 'this, too, shall pass away...' A promise of 'soon, you will regain your strength and unite with your love of creating and blessing the world with your uniqueness...' "
and the angel filled accordion book in the upper right hand corner travelled farthest, from my pal across the pond, Whitney Anne.
O, that I were an Angeland could have the wish of my heartWhy should I desire morethan to perform the workto which I have been called.
and my new pal Amy, who works right here at the hotel, knew i've been making fruit smoothies in my room, so she and her husband surprised me with a fruit bouquet!! Generosity and caring abounds, for which i am blessed.
i have been touched and inspired by each and every one of you, with all your messages - silent and spoken, thought and sent, i thank you.
and i am healing well.
i had my cast removed yesterday, so fingers are free to do this typing, though my thumb is still tender, thus the lack of capitalizing. i just need to take it easy for a couple weeks, do my exercises and soon i will be good as new. i'm still a bit swollen and black and blue, but it sure feels good to be able to scratch where it itches :)
these journal pages were done over a few days time, with my left hand.
asemic calligraphy lends itself well to ambidextrous writing and is really good exercise for the old brain, too!
i only have one week remaining of radiation treatment. i am so very glad that soon it will be over. both mind and body feel as though we are slogging through a murky marshland much of the time. occasionally rising and alert, happy for those periods of lucidity! weekends have again become appreciated as much as when i was a child, longing to hear the sound of the bell on friday afternoons...