Well, our wait is over and we have a place to live! Patience and trust have paid off. Pretty much at the last-minute but it has paid off! I’m just not sure if I want anything more than I can carry from here. I’ve always said this would be a purge for us. Just how much of one is yet to be seen. The reading from one of the last Community Meetings is a pretty good fit if I don’t say so myself. Tell me what you think.
It isn’t for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security. ~Anne Morrow Lindberg
Most of us are on a long uphill climb at this moment. It is a climb we are making together and yet a climb we can’t do for each other. I can reach out my hand to you, and you can grasp my hand in return. But my steps are my own, just as you, too, can only take one step at a time.
For brief periods we skip, even run, along the uphill path. The rocks and the occasional boulder momentarily trip us up. We need patience and trust that the summit is still achievable. We can help one another have patience. We can remind one another to trust.
We look back at the periods that devastated us so long ago. And now we are here. We have climbed this far. We are stronger, saner, and more secure. Each step makes easier the next step—each step puts us on more solid ground.
I’m not sure about the “saner” part lol but I’ll trust and continue being patient. I’m tired. I’m antsy. I’m not feeling very patient right at this moment. But I will be, I will be getting a key to my new place today or tomorrow. Here is a thought for you… we may run into some rocks or even a boulder today. We have stepped around them in the past. We will do it again. Am I trying to shove a boulder out of my way? Am I tripping over rocks when just over the ridge is a clear path? Am I continually looking down or behind instead of ahead? Am I struggling for no reason? I think I have been doing that for so long I don’t know how to do anything else at the moment. I think today we will look ahead and be happy. Just be happy. There is no fear of being homeless even though technically we will be. That’s weird, right? Lol I will think of this as a stepping stone to a new beginning. How many of you get a do-over more than once? I just hope this is the last one! This time I will be starting out with nothing whereas the last time I had everything. Again, I will say it, weird.
Until next time… take a leap of faith with me!
Diana (June 24, 2015)