On Ostara we honored my father in law's life,
reconnected with old friends and made new connection
with family we'd never met before.
It was a particularly emotionally draining trip.
A trip that was sure to turn ugly if it had not been
for one thing...I set the intention to be a JOY seeker.
I found joy in my niece and nephew as they called me Auntie
Found joy in sharing a cup of coffee with my sister in law
And I found joy in the stories my father in law's
friends shared in talking about him.
By the new moon we were again packed in my car
hurriedly driving back to Georgia. We started making
frequent stops to take pictures of the wildflowers.
Because even when things feel strange or difficult
and look dark, we chose to see goodness and beauty.
And as I stopped I felt a blessing come bubbling up
with visions of joy to guide you through your darkest days.
May Goddess pour her beauty into you filling
the chips and cracks left by life's harshest lessons.
And may you be reminded you are spirit in body...you are Goddess