I was up early and sat and meditated on our screened porch. The quiet of my sleeping household was replaced by surprisingly loud bird song, squirrel and chipmunk chatter and the noise of passing cars and airplanes in the distance. At first it was all too much, I felt distracted, even annoyed...I sat still, I stayed, I waited, I listened until it all blended together with my breath, my passing thoughts and emotions to create a symphony unique to this morning. I feel centered now and ready for another busy day of bat mitzvah preparations. Rosewillow is truly ready and filled with youthful excitement, anticipating her special Shabbat, her chance to Shine the Divine witnessed by her community of friends and family. Two more mornings and she will be up on the pulpit leading us all in prayer and called to the Torah for the first time. When I close my eyes, I still see her as the long willowy newborn with the rosebud lips nursing peacefully in my arms. Time is a gift when we remember, when we pay attention, when we allow ourselves to enjoy it's inevitable flow, moment by moment.
Thank you so much to everyone who has stopped by and left heartfelt comments. Please forgive me for not reciprocating as much as I would like, I will be up to visiting your wonderful blogs more after the bat mitzvah and our return from vacation. I feel your love and blessings.