Thursday, November 5, 2009

A change of course





"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way."
~ Native American saying


Thank you for all the good wishes about surgery you sent for me today.


Something much more urgent has come up, and I will be sitting this afternoon with a dear dear friend who is in hospice. It was from her that I learned the prayer, "Rocks, water, trees. Amen," was introduced to Clare's Well retreat farm, and was blessed with laughter, compassion, understanding, and unconditional friendship and love.


I dare say she is transforming into some form of pure love as her body changes its course. What an honor be able to be her companion today.


Blessings . . .

22 comments:

ellen abbott said...

Blessings.

What a beautiful picture...photo or painting?

lakeviewer said...

This is a serene moment, indeed. Love what you said about your companion changing into pure love.

Alix said...

I'm thinking there is a lot of honor going around between you both. You're a wonderful friend, Kathleen. I will send prayers of comfort and courage to you both.

And best wishes for a successful surgery and a quick recovery.

XO

Gail said...

Thank you for being there.

God of Another World said...

Sounds like there is a great story behind that prayer.

Hilary said...

What a perfect saying. I hope all does work out. Best thoughts.

♥ Braja said...

I loved the sun-warmed pause, Kathleen....loved it.

But what is this rocks, water, ... damn, the other word also :) I'd have to go back to your post to see what it was, this prayer you'd learned. What is that? What does it mean?

Lovely photos...so calming...just wrote to you about some things...missing you xoxo

Rudee said...

You are a good person to give your friend this gift of you presence at this time. May she have a blessed and peaceful journey.

Hugs.

Derrick said...

Hi Kathleen,

I know your friend would value your company every bit as much as you do hers. A blessing that is well known.

Janie said...

Your friend's beautiful spirit shines through in that prayer. I'm glad you could be with her. I wish her peace and freedom from pain.

Kathleen said...

@Ellen: Thank you Ellen. It's a photo I snapped a couple weeks ago. Glad you liked it!

Kathleen said...

@lakeviewer: She is really something else, that one. What a gift !

Kathleen said...

@Alix: Thank you, Alix, for your prayers. My friend Renie and I got back a long ways. She has always been available, just a phone call away, during those moments that have seemed impossible to endure. Such a God send

Kathleen said...

@Gail: The very least I could do.

Kathleen said...

@God of Another World: So many stories, I wouldn't even know where to start. Perhaps it will get clearer!

Kathleen said...

@Hilary: It's one of those sayings I need to remind myself of when sadness threatens to swallow me up! And it's so so true! Thank you for your kindness!

Kathleen said...

@Braja: Missing you, too. I've been an absentee bloglandlord for way too long. Big project X just completed today, so I'l be back in touch as soon as I can catch up on a little sleep. And I know there's a hell of lot of catching up on your blog to do! Looking forward to it!

Kathleen said...

@Rudee: How do YOU do it day in and day out?

Kathleen said...

@ Derrick: Well, well, well, isn't that a snazzy new photo of you! Love it. And thank you for our kind words. It is indeed a blessing that is well known!

Kathleen said...

@Janie: Thank you for seeing her, really really seeing her. Yes, I thin, the two of you would like her each other very much. I too could feel that amazing spirit shining through even before I go there. Thank you, Janie,

Finding Pam said...

Peace and blessings to you. I have just started following you, but I really like what I read on your blog.

Mimi said...

Kathleen, I don't know what to say. Sorry that your friend is so ill seems trite.
I'll just send you both some love and light, and wish you both peace in your hearts.

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