My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Grief

The Oprah magazine came to the office.   Usually, I pick it up from the mail and don't even think about it before setting it in the magazine rack for clients to read.  I was waiting for my ride and sat there and flipped through the magazine.  It was all fuzzy, and I spent a moment of grieving and also accepting my reality.  I realized that I miss sitting and looking through a magazine.  I wondered what were Oprah's Favorite Things she was telling us about.  What was it that she knew for sure at the end of the magazine.   The last season of Oprah is coming to an end -- I rarely see it and my season of reading a magazine (the typical way) has long come to an end.  For a moment I grieved, then I picked up Cricket's harness told her forward and we went outside to get in our cab.

Life is good.

8 comments:

3 labs 4 me said...

Gosh Becky, I admire you that you didn't sit around & dwell on what you couldn't do. Instead, you picked yourself up & went out for some fresh air. I find that if I'm down or feeling a bit out of sorts, I head for the outdoors to clear my head. I always feel better.

Tessa99999 said...

Wow. Your entries always have a way of reminding me to be thankful for what I have. Yea, things are tough sometimes, but I'm alive and well and I can work hard. Sure I have a dog who reacts poorly to strangers, but she has improved so much in such a short amount of time. It's so hard to not dwell on the bad things sometimes, and I really appreciate your regular reminders that things are still good. Thank you!

Erin said...

You are amazing Becky. And such an inspiration to so many. Definitely to me. I think you are right on - it's so important to feel grief and sadness. And then equally important to move on and be grateful for all of the good in our lives. I look up to you so much!

And I ADORE your fashion style. You always look so cute and put together!

karen (Mom) said...

What an inspiration you are to me - each day when I put in my hearing aids or worse yet forget them - I am reminded how easy this is and how strong you are. Thanks Honey.

Lacey said...

You are so amazing...and thank you for setting such a wonderful example for me to follow. You have helped me in many ways, through your example. And shown me that life really is good no matter what comes your way. Thank you!! Loves!!

jennohara said...

What an inspiration you are to me, Becky.

Paige said...

Becky, I so understand your feelings of grief. I used to subscribe to 3 favorite magazines and would savor my 'me' time with them. I have been an avid reader my whole life and one of my degrees is even in English. There is something to be said for reading a book or magazine while actually holding it....I sure miss that. Things in our lives shift and we shift with them. Today on TV I heard someone say...this is the end of a chapter, not the end of the book. I feel this is very fitting for those of us living with visual disabilities. There are things we are no longer able to do. But it is not life ending, just life changing. We finish the chapter then move on to the next one awaiting us. :)

Myrna R. said...

I love how you find gratitude in your life - in spite of the human grief.