Apparently yesterday's blog WAS too honest, .because I think I scared some of you with what I wrote yesterday,, and that was not my intent.
I was moved, and touched, and felt truly loved, by the responses written by several of you to yesterday's blog post. THANK YOU.
Please rest assured it is not even remotely in my character to ever consider suicide as a personal option. I have lived through that choice by a loved one. And more recently witnessed all too tragically how that choice affected a community around the loss of one far too young to have chosen to leave.
My faith in God KNOWS that no matter how dark the night, the light dawns in the morning. KNOWS that God has a plan for my life, and I am here to live it out, fully.
Interesting - I attended a play this evening that touched on the topic. And when the character was asked why she chose not to take her own exit, her response was, "because I wanted to see what happens next."
Now THAT is living! I, too, am curious where God is leading me. Sometimes wish I had a crystal ball, but that would take away the joy of discovery. At age 56, I have lived through sufficient down times to know that in hindsight they so often ended up being far wiser plot twists than I might ever have imagined for my life.
So, please know, dear friends, that all is well in Mimi land. Was a trying week, with several unanticipated emotional challenges, but I, like that character, am excited to see what happens next.
Oh! And here is a quickie painting I did this morning in the studio. 4"x4" - I call it "Emerging light."
And would you believe that as I am typing this the song, the hymn "It is well" just came up "randomly" on my Youtube loop? Go figure.
Listen here if you'd like. It is well.
And so it is.