Monday, May 14, 2012

Field Trip Moms

Remember being one of the mom's or Dad's chaperoning a field trip?  Well, I kind of feel like that's what we (our little blogging community) are now. 

This is simply from my own point of view,  I was never terribly crazy about going on those things,  I went because they were excited and I felt that it was my way of supporting them but going because I'm just so thrilled to go not me.

Now, here we are and most of us don't want to be along for this ride but here we are, supporting recovery the best we can. 

I just came back from a little trip to the beach with a friend and had some time to sit and watch others.  I had time to still my mind and consider my life and the turns that it has taken.  I saw this guy on the beach.  I'm not sure what he was doing but he did look peaceful.  He sat this way for a really long time, content in just being. 

I'm trying my best to find ways of being grateful and content on this field trip.  There is a lot to learn.  Today is my son's 23rd birthday.  He was born on mother's day.  He's doing well and starting to understand the importance of his higher power. 

So, today I am grateful for this journey and the lessons it has taught.  I'm grateful to learn to be content where I am with what I've got.  I am thankful for the gifts of your stories and support.  I continue to pray for your sons and daughters journey of recovery and I say a prayer for Henry.


Annette said...

I am eternally grateful for *my* own recovery that I have found through this journey with my daughter. However, if I could have found it any other way than going through all of this...that would have been ok too. I have had a spiritual awakening unlike anything I have ever experienced and I found a merciful and compassionate God and He is for me. He is for my daughter too and He is patiently waiting for her to finish up and surrender her will. I love going on field trips with my kids it makes sense that I would be the one looking around at the sights and figuring out how they pertain to my life. What a great analogy. Thanks for sharing this.

a.wildflower said...

I love your positive attitude! And that picture, really interesting! I also loved the analogy you used, very thought provoking. I like the feeling of "content with just being". For some reason it gives me hope.

Glad that your son is doing well and I hope you had a wonderful mother's day!