SUCH an emotional day. I knew it was going to be a struggle to find something to post today. But after dinner I felt confident that my mashed potatoes would be the star – they were comforting in a way that felt good to me and even encouraged others to eat mashed potatoes. But, while I was looking to upload my potato pic I noticed this pic that I didn’t take. Or, at least I didn’t intentionally take. But, unlike my usual accidental pics, (unrecognizable blurs of crap), this one had purpose. And it is a little blurry but it’s clearly due to movement.
Among many emotional conversations today, I shared one with a friend who lost her grandfather this. I told her how he’ll find ways to show up for her when she needs him and shared with her how my nana has shown up in many forms in ways I can’t explain. But, I know without a doubt that they are her.
So, here I am back at my hotel preparing for a quiet night, about to post a pic of potatoes. A pic of potatoes… gosh that sounds even more silly when I type it twice. And I see THIS pic. A pic I did not intentionally take and yet feels like the most meaningful thing I’ve seen all day. And I’m struck by it, absolutely halted. Like a gentle and loving smack in the face bringing me to the present, I knew nana was here.
Despite my continuous goal and effort to focus on the present and positive, sometimes it’s hard. Today it was hard as I’m sure it was for many people. I am grateful that those close to me could see I needed a little help today… (even nana showed up). Thank you for getting me back on track and reminding me that it’s more important than ever to make sure we move forward TOGETHER with love and purpose in our hearts.