I’ve decided not to do my L.I.S.T. for October – I want to reflect on a few things and who better to reflect with than you, my faithful readers and friends! October was a month of Learning, Inspiring, Soul-satisfying Things; however, I want to be a bit more serious about my sharing because it’s possible other’s can relate.
First things first. I ♥ October. Every.single.thing.about.it.
Until five years ago.
On a beautiful, normal, sunny, “October-is-my-favorite-color-kind-of-day,” my mother, 86+ years old set out to the hair salon to have her bi-weekly ‘do! Thirty-six hours later, she entered into the gates of heaven.
I’m not going to re-hash this story BUT FINALLY my mid-September funk has been identified! On October 27th as my sister, cousins, and I group-texted from 7 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. the Holy Spirit light bulb shined on me! We were texting fond memories of our mother, grandmother and then at 7:29 the posts got serious because you see THAT was the very minute Teresa Marie Savard Chamberlain had her breath taken away by the God of the Universe! Our text chat ended and I sat there.
R E L I E V E D.
And THAT was my a-ha, Holy Ghost moment.
O! My sweet Jesus – there it was. The conundrum solved. Let me share:
In 2012, we had a 36-hour window to process the obvious fact that our Mother was going to die and I believe come mid-September I began living/grieving her pending death. And, when 7:29 a.m. October 27th arrived I sensed a relief of sorts – it was tangible for me this year. I even said, “Now I can move forward – Mother’s gone.” Not sure how September 2018 will find me but I am hoping and believing for freedom from the funk!
Other than “THIS” we had a blessed October, including: my birthday, an outdoor wedding on a perfect Fall day, our new Pastor stepped into his role at church, Write 31 Days and Haiku, hubs’ cousins’ reunion, and the most marvelous time of all – a mini-vacay on Bald Head Island a/k/a Paradise. It is the first time I actually felt sadness leaving a place as I sat on the ferry, positioned the phone for a selfie, and headed back to the mainland and reality (photo above).
The pics below are just a sampling of the glorious time we had on BHI! Thanks for the ramble – you all make writing a healing balm!
The picture of us is at the October 14th wedding. The circled cloud is from a sunrise look-about on BHI – it looked just like an angelic being in flight – it really was incredible!
The ocean and dunes were magnificent. As we left the ferry in the golf cart (no vehicles allowed on BHI) the first to greet us? A zillion Monarch butterflies on the Cosmos. It was Butterfly Paradise!
The gorgeous sunrise and the Bald Head Island Lighthouse “Old Baldie.”
Our friends and innkeepers David and Cheri Miller. What a blessing these two are!
That’s it y’all. October 2017 is a wrap! xo
This week I’ll be linking up with:
- Inspire Me Monday
- Glimpses of His Beauty
- God Sized Dreams
- Jennifer Dukes Lee
- Tea and Word
- Seeking God
- Porch Stories
- Coffee for Your Heart
- Tune In Tuesday
- Heart Encouragement
- Dance With Jesus
- Fresh Market Friday
- Thought Provoking Friday
- Counting My Blessings
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