Many chapters make up my life and as I and my family age, I can't help but think back to all the wonderful, and yes, even trying times with affection and gratitude.
I journal a lot. I learned at a young age that capturing my thoughts in a tiny bound book helped me make sense of all that was happening in and around my life. I treasure my journals as they, much like the periods of the masters, capture my moods at various times in my life. To say I had a blue period is an understatement. There have been difficult moments that I would like to forget, but fortunately they are tucked away in my journal. I say fortunately because my life has had many, many blessings and I firmly believe that if I didn't experience heart break and trials I wouldn't know how truly fortunate I was in that moment. In these moments now.
I see my father getting older. Why is it that when our grasp is tenuous we hold on tighter? Simple, right - we don't want to loose the very thing that we hold near and dear to us. So we are fighting and we are holding on tight - not only to his hand but to the precious memories we share and the person that he is.
I am very proud of my father. He has accomplished many things in his life but none more precious than being a loving and devoted dad. Through him, I was able to discover my own strength and power, as well as develop my ability to forgive. I learned the love of music and dance through his years of dedication to bringing the attention Internationaly - he is an amazing award wining choreographer, dancer,musician and he has choreographed an amazing life.
Tomorrow is a day to celebrate love...the love between a son or a daughter and their beloved father. This is a love that never dies - it is eternal.
As I jot down my thoughts on the torn pages of my 'life' I realize clearly that the glorious cover represents my mother - a mother who surrounds me with love and has always worked to keep me safe. And my father? He of course is the spine....he is the one who always kept me upright, strong and confident. He is the strength that I rely on and who stands proudly all the days.
Wishing you special moments with your dad, grandfather, son or other special loved ones this weekend.
Until next time.