Tuesday, January 03, 2012

ready


Standing at the edge of the oceans tide I knew in my heart what I had to do.  I had looked at this same ocean many times over the course of my life, but the sun never shone down on it like this before.  The tides were shifting, gently removing pieces from my heart.  Pulling out the moments I was unable to forgive myself for.  Releasing them into the vast ocean.

As I stood on the edge time slipped away.  The sun rising brilliantly overhead as if to great me and let me know it was all going to be ok.  It was my time to step boldly into life.  Stop apologizing and understating the passions that moved my feet to dance.

The dark pieces of my story were woven with the light.  Creating a beautiful glow of calmness.  Each of these moments were necessary for me to fully exist as I am today.  Gratitude for both fills me up.

The ocean sings me a lullaby.  Graciously taking my fears and heaviness.  I stand with my feet deeply rooted in the sand.  The sun shining brilliantly on my face.   This is my chance to create my one and only life and I am going to do it.  Each day, little by little I will write my story, dance my dance, and show up in this beautiful world ready for the next journey.

10 comments:

kelly barton said...

good morning sunshine.

curious girl (lisa) said...

i love this and you and your beautiful story.

Good Sport Patti said...

So good to read your uplifting words, Jennifer. We will miss you at camp this year, but know you're in our hearts as we "Bombers Away". Keep it going, girlfriend!

jen gray said...

xoxoxox...

Karen D said...

Beautiful. Xo

patrice longmire said...

Watching you say yes to your dance.... Is going to be so lovely. I will wait for updates and rejoice in the boldness of your steps. I believe in you sweet wonderful Jennifer. I am smiling for you today. Cross my heart. ox

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

So beautifully written.

Michele said...

So Beautiful. i love reading your stuff!

marilyn said...

you stir my soul. every time you sit with your words and share them, i am awed. you are a gift, sweet wonder.

patty said...

Oh, how I love the power of the ocean! I had an experience similar to this the night before last under a totally amazing Arizona sunset. It literally brought me to tears... your words take me right back there.... XOX