Monday, May 2, 2011

Thank God for the Beautiful Circle of Life!

Oh, my Sweetest of Hearts,
How do I thank my friends for all their love & support during this past week?
How can they ever know how much each & every one of their comments meant to me or how many times over the course of the week, I came back here to read them
& gain strength from their thoughts & prayers?
It meant EVERYTHING to me!

Yesterday, was my grandson Kai's 6th birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese.
If you've never been to a Chuck-E-Cheese before, it's like a nightclub for kids, really!
It's kind of dark inside like a nightclub & instead of getting high on booze,
they just run around & get high on cake & candy & fun rides...Kai LOVES it!

Yesterday was a beautiful, sunny & warm spring day that put a smile on my face from the moment I woke up. As Robert & I started our drive to the party, I couldn't help but be touched by God's greater plans. I said to him, "Isn't it amazing that my brother died on Monday & it's Kai's 6th birthday on Sunday. In the course of a single week, I have felt some of my greatest sorrows along with some of my greatest joys."

That is truly the Beauty of Life.

The 'Circle of Life' keeps spinning whether we'd like it to or not.
As one life comes to an end, another life is just beginning &
I believe that is part of God's greater plan.
For me, it is a concrete symbol of Hope.

The Hope that life goes on,
the Hope that joy goes on,
the Hope of a renewal of Life.

On Monday I was crying...

& on Sunday I was laughing.

God is so much smarter then me!
He can see the whole entire picture, while I can only see the tiniest glimpse.
But even through my little window of life, I can see the Circle Turning...
& in the seeing, I am smiling!



Suz said...

Your words are so lovely. There is a Circle of Life and it brings both joy and sorrow. I think it was Kahil Gibran that said, "The more sorrow you experience, the more joy can your heart contain. I wish you lots of joy with the beautiful Kai!
Big hugs,

SooZeQue said...

Sorry to hear of your brother's passing (my brother is also John). Like they always say there is always a rainbow after a storm - little Kai was that rainbow. I hope soon your smiles will be more often just from the happy memories you two shared. Of course, healing always takes time.
PS... I'm Susie aka SooZeQue

Debby said...

As the saying goes "When God closes a door he opens a window." I think that is how it goes, but you get the point. My Mother's sister died on the same day she had a new great granddaughter born. It is still very sad about your brother. Glad to see that you are looking for the reasons to look forward. Happy Birthday to that cute grandson.

Charlene said...

And I'm soooooooo glad you're smiling again! To enjoy the rainbow there must be storms.

Looks like Kai had a blast at Chuck E's Have a beautiful week. It's cold, rainy & YUCKY here in your beautiful Texas. HUGS!
Charlene Pearl & Elle

Dar said...

You have been given the greatest gift. You have seen the tough times and have been reminded to turn to HIM for strength and understanding. That's exactly what HE had planned for you. So very sorry to hear about your brother but so happy to know your heart is healing with laughter.
Love and prayers for you and yours

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy to know you are smiling!
Take care,

Alice said...

Beautiful words, friend. I will be coming back to them time and time again in the coming weeks/months.

Chuck-E-Cheese, now there's a place that can get the kids ramped up for a week. Whew, it wears me out just thinking about it.

I'm so happy that your pretty smile has returned. We have so many reasons to smile, if we can just remember to.

Take care!

Cindy said...

Susie, your post was so heart warming and insightful.
Thanks for sharing Kai's 6th birthday with a mother of 6 year old son, I really enjoyed his Chuck E. Cheese party photos (and that cool truck cake).
Thinking of you, dear friend!