a beautiful day
Today I celebrated my birthday and did something different by opening up myself to connection rather than to hide in the house and treat it as just another day.
I connected with everyone today, and allowed myself to be loved, cared for, and showered with connection – and I didn’t run.
My day started with going to my therapy session (which was new for me going on my birthday) and we talked about a-new, and “rebirth” going into another year in my life.
We opened up about this day, and my therapist embraced me and said a beautiful prayer filled with such grace and truth, thanking god for each other and the work we do, and hope and connection in our work and my healing – and I have to say it was the most beautiful prayer I have ever heard, and it was special on this day.
This prayer was such a beautiful gift. He prayed for God to continue to be with us in this work – it was such a moving moment for me, especially on a day I would have a hard time accepting.
After leaving therapy I came home and my husband was working on cooking my cake for the dinner being cooked for me later on.
I got beautiful flowers and balloons, and my boys filled me with hugs and happy birthdays all day long from them!
I then had a great dinner with my boys and husband and we took photos and had a very nice night! we watched a movie together and pigged out on cheese curls and cake!!
I was showered with beautiful words from my friends and the people around me who I love dearly! I had phone calls, emails, and endless connection, and I have to say I am so glad I came out of my shell this year to accept all this goodness!
This is a ‘re-birth’ .. I am looking forward to whats ahead of me in this new year!
I ate so much that I am ready to explode! I have been on a clean eating diet and weight training regimen for 8 weeks now and I think I am sick to my stomach with all the sugar I ate, but it was worth it, it was so nice to have my husband make me my favorite Italian dish and a yummy cake!
This was a challenging yet beautiful day! challenging in a way to accept the day as mine, and the goodness was just having that connection all around me and accepting that I am loved and cared for very much.
Thank you everyone for the beautiful birthday messages today .. thank you for the connection and I am truly blessed for this day!
September 13, 2012 at 9:20 AM
Karen!! what a beautiful day that sounds like and what a beautiful thing for your therapist to give such a prayer going forward in your healing. I think God is always giving us ways to see the connection and be with the connection.
I am so glad your day was accepted, I am sure the day brings back memories and you were able to accept that and move through it with people who do accept you – good for you.
I know this is late but, Happy Birthday to a special woman all around who I have gotten to know through her beautiful writing and healing.
September 13, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Hanna – thank you that means so much to me!!! You are right, it was a hard day to accept because of the memories I have, but I put away those memories for me, and I am glad I did, I had a great day!!
yes the prayer that my therapist said with me was great and beautiful!! it’s been a hard hard hard year working on this healing path and we worked hard through many things and this meant so much to me.. it was one of the best gifts I could have gotten.. PRAYER it’s FREE and beautiful
Thank you HAnna and I hope things are going well for you
September 13, 2012 at 6:22 PM
Girl, and you so deserved this beautiful day. I love how there was prayer for you in your place of healing, that is really a gift, a gift from God and I thought it was beautiful.
There was a verse that I saw the other day that I am going to send you in your email, and maybe you can use it in your blog someday. be on the lookout for that
September 13, 2012 at 7:40 PM
Gail, I LOVED the passage you sent me, and I will use it in my blog someday.
Yes, that is one of the things that really is unique in my healing in therapy is that my therapist and I pray with each other when things are really hard and emotions are really really tough!! we turn to God and it’s so nice to have that!!
It was a great day Gail… you should have seen the cake!! I felt sick all night, but it was SO worth it! no left-overs, not in this house!! hahahah
thank you for your comment
September 13, 2012 at 7:37 PM
Happy late birthday Karen!!!!!!! I am glad you had a wonderful day, as you should! It sounded like you really accepted the day as it should have been, filled with love and wishes and dreams.
thank you for sharing
September 13, 2012 at 7:41 PM
HEY Joyce, thank you for stopping by my blog, I was just writing you on facebook! thank you again.. it was a nice day, I wont forget it!