Monday, July 27, 2009

Forging new paths

As I sit and ponder what exciting things I should tell you this week, I wondered to myself, why did I start this blog in the first place? Did I deviate from my original intent? What is my mission statement anyway? I then realized, I truly began this blog because I was in awe of all the great and loving blogs I have come across while secretly hiding in the shadows. I stalked some pretty intelligent women who were able to transform ordinary, items no longer loved or needed, into something extraordinary that looked like it came out of a home magazine! I read as women weathered the storm, and held onto their love of Jesus, who put their thanks in God and just Believed that things happen in due time, or if at all. I was amazed and inspired at how one can live without what the Joneses may have had, but live with so much happiness and thankfulness.

It is a path I have always wanted my life to lead, one that included much peace, happiness, simplicity and love. One that held my family together and had the opportunity to meet new, interesting and intelligent people who were on the same enrichment path as I. Lord knows, we all have our storms to weather, but instead of wallow in my losses, I was inspired to celebrate my "wins". I have lost a lot these past 2 years, it is no surprise. It's hard to waddle through murky feelings and not find them posted on this blog every now and again. For those that may not know, my family lost 3 members in 2 years. My Nonno (Grandfather dad's side), 10 months later, my Grandmother (mom's side), then we were blindsided when my dad passed away 9 months after my Grandmother, and 5 months after being diagnosed with cancer. It has been one hell of a roller coaster. Some days, the coaster just plummets straight down into sorrow, the next, it is on its way up into the belief that things happen for a reason.

Even though you may not know me, your blogs have helped me through these tough times. Your faith has restored my own, your love of family and life has given me back a glimpse of sunshine. So I thank you. And I hopefully honor you by taking these first steps to a blogging. I hope you enjoy my little blog, and I hope I can return the favor you have passed along to me. :)

~ Marcia


  1. Hi,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me your note. How wonderful to be able to know your grandfather, grandmother and dad are still near you.

    I've lost my mom and dad and have wanted to see them again so badly. The closest I've come is smelling them and feeling they are near. I have even felt them hug me from behind. I hope one day I'm lucky enough to see them even if it's just for one more time.

    I am truely sorry for your losses. It had to have been a super hard two years for you. There is nothing as painful as losing loved ones. Even though you know you never really lose them.

    My uncle was shot and killed and two days later his grandson was in the living room coloring and laughing. My cousin (his mom) asked him what he was doing. He said "I'm coloring with grandpa". She didn't say anything to him just looked at him. Then he looked back at her and said "Grandpa said to tell you not to be so sad, he is fine". Then he went back to coloring and talking to his grandpa.

    It was so strange to see. At that time I wasn't sure if I should be scared or over joyed. But it sure did make me believe.


  2. Such a beautiful post today. And Joanne's comment is so special too. You know that's what's so wonderful about blogging- we all feed off one another in such a positive and uplifting way- even when we don't even know it.

    Hope you are having a good Monday. Love and hugs to you and I hope you have a great week.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. So sorry for all the loss you have had. I have been there. I still miss my dad and all my grandparents. I was so fortunate to have had a full set of grandparents to get to know. I lost my dad 32 years ago, just a few months before the birth of my 2cd son. I don't think you ever get over losing them. I do think their lives were and still are a blessing to me everyday.


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