Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sending Love on Gilded Wings

from the Phoenix Rising -- Georgia Theatre Art Quilt Project
by Yours Truly

Where do I wish to send some love today?

Love being the most important thing that exists, where do I NOT wish to send it??

I wish to send it to all the parts of my body, especially to those parts that I tend to not find acceptable---not only that round, saggy belly, those seemingly ever-widening hips, but also to those tangled, knotted muscles that have been screaming for my attention for so long.
They have been slowly but surely responding to my love and attention, releasing their painful grip, and I feel deep gratitude to them for all that they are re-learning to do for me.

I wish to send love to all the hopes and dreams that I've let go of over the years of family-first, and physical pain, the ones who are daring to peek out, blinking, bleary-eyed at the glaring light of day.

I wish to send love to my bi-polar husband's darker side, accepting it as a part of him....embracing the shadow, learning to love and live with all of him.

I wish to send love to his estranged children, the ones that I have befriended, and the ones who remain separated from us. I also wish to send much love to his soon-to-be-born grandson (his first grandchild), half a world away from us, and especially to the daughter who carries him.

I wish to send extra love to each of my own children today---
those that are making their way out in the world, and those still at home who are struggling with tough school years (last year of jr high and last year of high school), and with depression.
I am so proud of each one of them!

Oh there are so many more places that need, want, deserve my love today!
I wish that I had time to list them all, but I will keep each of them in a special place in my mind and heart today.

Thank you Jamie, for reminding me today.......

14 comments:

Jo Anna said...

That was so very powerful read. The love you have for yourself and your family is so present.
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well!

mtnmermaid said...

As Moon Mama wishes for herself I wish also for her.

Sara said...

So many wonderful wishes for love here. So much love to give. :)

As Moon Mama wishes for herself and others, so I wish as well. xx

Kim Switzer said...

What a great, wide reaching wish! As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well.

Suzie Ridler said...

As Moon Mama wishes for herself I wish also for her.

I sense much healing energy stirring here, may it soothe the spirit with all the love you are sending out.

Jennifer Hicks said...

"gilded wings"- such a luscious image! I love that you are sending love to YOURSELF first and foremost! As Moon Mama wishes for herself, so do I wish for her as well.

Chel said...

As you wish for yourself and others, so I wish as well. *hugs*

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

As Moon Mama wishes for herself, and all others, so I wish for her also.

nanke's stuff said...

I love this piece, and the words that accompany it1 Wonderful work, and wonderful thoughts. nancy

Hybrid J said...

What an amazing and beautiful artwork! Very soulful. Thank you for sharing. ;)

Karen D said...

As Moon Mama wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
Love the heart you made.

Ellecubed said...

As Moon Mama wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Your words are so vibrant. I especially tuned into loving your body in its places you don't normally love and the darker sides of your husband. So vital...

As Moon Mama wishes for herself, so I wish for her also...

My Wish for Love Sending...

bertie said...

Dear Moon Mama...what a beautiful wish...you have a full plate, don't you? I can just feel what a giving spirit you have and I truly wish that you will be showered with blessings. As you wish for yourself and those around you, so I wish for you also. Be blessed@