Monday, December 21, 2009
As the year closes I would like to say a special thank you to someone here on the blogs. Many of you know Renee as she touches so very many lives. I stumbled upon Renee's blog Circling My Head quite by accident one day many months ago. I was so taken by her honesty and spirit, I ended up going back and reading previous posts for a couple of hours. I cried, I laughed I was deeply touched by her. So I left a comment..she left one back. We emailed and chatted, I sent Reiki...she sent me a lifeline. Somehow I think I got the better of the deal.
You see in my almost year of blogging Renee had offered me something amazing, beautiful and rare in my life..she offered me wings. She told me truth when I needed to hear it and sent me encouragement at just the right time. She helped me see who I could be if I was just brave enough. So...I was brave and Let Fly with the words and the art and photography. She was right of course..there was a new person under those ducky feathers..there was a swan. I never knew she was there with those big beautiful silky wings..but Renee knew. This is where the my award came from..her words to me..
"Sarah, you have gone from Mental Duck to Mental Swan!"
What was even more amazing to me... when I found them she made it OK for me to flap around with them and learn to use them and most importantly..to be proud of them. Renee has taught me to love & value myself. That has made me strong and brave and has gently led me to my path..my True North..myself. Thank you hon so very much!
Right now my dear Renee is fighting a new battle with her cancer. She is uncomfortable and it is my turn to support her up a bit. It is my place to be the strong one for her. She taught me to fly with these big wings...I wanted her to know that they are gently wrapped around her in love. I wanted you to know how very dear to me she is and what amazing things she has done in my life. I wanted to say...
That I am blessed to know her and call her friend.
Renee, this Mental Swan loves you. Big Gentle Swan hugs! Feel better hon and know I am here for you!
If you have a moment today to go give her some love...I would be so very grateful. Thank you!
Namaste and love, Sarah