Thursday, November 25, 2010

Celebrating a moment......


Yesterday I was in the freezing winterland loving the beauty of fresh snow and blue sky and grieving as a dear friend is saying good-bye to her loved one and putting her trust in Jesus...I felt powerless not being with her in person to simply sit and hug or be whatever she needs.....and also felt present for the many clients I was spending time with celebrating their highs and lows....

and as I was sitting in a canvas wall tent warmed by a wood stove....I quietly listened to a young man check in....The essence of living and of this time of year......it was moving....

Keep in mind that at one time society labelled my clients as "troubled youth" ....I consider them "lucky youth" to have parents that can offer them a different perspective on life in my wildernes...Enjoy the following....

It is cold enough outside that my pen will not work.....and as I wait for Sam to come for his visit, I hear the following....

"CHECK IN.  (Everyone gathers in a circle standing in support of the client who has called the groupI am "Max" and I feel happy, grateful and chilly.  I feel this way when it is cold outside and I look around and see people who care about me and that I am ALIVE.  I feel grateful that I am not at home sitting in a warm house because I would be sitting on a couch getting "f..." up with my friends and now I know a difference....I am grateful this Thanksgiving that I am sober and safe and my family knows I love them..."

I am thankful for being alive and for the simple moments that come into my life each day that remind me what a glorious and tumultuous experience life is and that I am loved and have so many people that I love.  Happy Thanksgiving and if this is a holiday that is a reminder of sadness of loved ones who have died, I wish you peace and comfort.

Love, Em

4 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Happy thanksgiving my friend. What a beautiful post.
I am grateful to be emotionally present to hear and share and appreciate those around me. I am happy. Hugs to you and yours!

Jenny said...

happy thanksgiving. best to you and yours

Judi said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. What a wonderful leap of faith you client has made to a new life.

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! What a beautiful post. You are a beautiful person Em!