From where I sit today

We had torrential rains yesterday and last night, with flash flood warnings. Nearby areas were under tornado warnings and did have flooding, with roads and bridges washed out and homes lost to rising water.

This afternoon when the rains stopped I ventured out. Not far, just onto the porch and down the driveway where I could see that the underground spring in the woods had opened up again, forming an actual creek that now is running out of the woods and down the road in front of our house.

Everything is drenched or flooded, and the road is torn up. Just like me, flooded with sadness and with a life torn asunder by the loss of my husband.

But there’s beauty out there, too…

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” (Rumi)

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    1. Thank you! Today has been hard, and I do appreciate your prayers!

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  2. simplywendi says:

    I love this sad analogy……….I can’t imagine just how torn up you must be. Sending love….

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  3. crabandfish says:

    So fresh after the rains – stay well – love the quote.

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  4. de Wets Wild says:

    Se it as a sign that nature’s grieving with you, Deb. You and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers.

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    1. That’s actually a lovely thought! Thank you. I appreciate your prayers.

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