I had left Dakota, Leesa, Mom, Dad and Anthony and Gran already and today I embarks the beginning of my trail of tears. My heart and soul are sad to be leaving my family behind today I say see ya later to Megan, Zea, Cruz and Mi Tia. In just a mere two weeks I had grown used to having a grandchild on my hip, and being within a “hollerin” distance of my daughters, my parents and my Gran.
Most of the trip is documented with photos, because well my view is altered due to vision being filled with the trail of tears I was leaving behind.
How do I stuff the love, and the sadness and pull out of the driveway?
There are overpasses that pass over roads to make the journey easier… can I find a way to “overpass” the hurt and sadness of leaving my family and heading back to Florida. I suppose the only way to overpass it is to look at it from my heart, and recognize this trip was from the heart. A gift from God really, that brought us closer together as a family. I refuse to be sad because it’s over but rather grateful and happy that it happened.
It seemed as though I had worked through a mountain of stuff during my visit. I went back and plowed through mountains of thoughts I had left lingering.
Thanks to a dear friend of mine’s analogy of the message she delivers. She says she is just a Fed Ex Truck for the message that the divine delivers through her… so each time I see a Fed Ex truck I think of her analogy. The message I got her was to behold the site of the Mountains, to be grateful when I am on the peak and to stay focused when I am struggling through the valley. But to behold the mountain as it is the heart of the world.
Time for reflection… facing forgiveness and walking with courage.
My body is the temple in which my soul is stationed. I want to remember to treat myself kindly and allow myself to grieve and to feel.
There is nothing I can’t do or achieve. Be it negative or positive. What I think with my mind will become my reality. Time for a reality check.
In the spirit of my traveling Dolly tradition.
There ain’t no mountain high enough that I can’t climb…
I make myself smile 😉
More reflection on this journey and the tears continue to roll. I am blessed to have had this trip, and it will live forever in my heart.
My family, my friends, those that I have fallen out of grace with, we ALL are part of this divine plan and we are walking each other home. We can learn the lessons in life University or we can repeat the class. Me I hope to be Valedictorian this time around.
I got asked out at the Gerogia Welcome Center, yes out on a date. I have to laugh at my life sometimes.
I seem to recognize a familiar friend.
Hello sunshine 🙂
Time to put on a smile and welcome the role of Bariatric Gypsy, I am staying tonight with a Mermaid friend and her husband. I am grateful for wonderful people in my life who welcome me with open arms into their homes and their hearts.
More to come on my gyspy experience. Thats another entry 😉