Our blog-sistah Di left a lovely comment in the comments yesterday that I wanted to share here on the main page.I have asked her to elaborate when she has some time.
But here is what she shared
She was responding to the empty nest life and to the song Add to the Beauty.
This has been my journey this last year. Our nest continues to fill and empty, as seems typical these days, but the empty days bring some interesting challenges for me. I've had to ask myself if maybe the reason I wasn't accomplishing all my dream ideas WASN'T because I had all these kids around. Just maybe it has more to do with me. I have had to face my fears and my self more and decide what the new dreams are. And then live that life. It's been super good for me, very exciting, but really, REALLY challenging.
This song has LONG been one of my favorites, but I have never even seen the words, "We come with beautiful secrets...With possibilities only we can hold, that only we can hold." I have so long viewed myself as part of the collective that I think I lost sight of what it is that I am, what it is that I am called to do. The funny thing is, it is 100% enriching my family relationships rather than being selfish. Oh! I have so much to learn.
THANK YOU for posting this. Means the world to me. LOVE YOU SO!!!!
Di and I met IRL (in real life) in San Francisco in 2010.
We got along okay.
I took lots of pictures.
I promise to take more pictures soon.
Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts and ideas and wisdom.