By Connie Hertz
I haven’t written for two weeks. I have been traveling and I really haven’t been in the mood to write lately.
My parents and my sister and husband are driving up here, from Toledo, this week for Labor Day Weekend and to meet Livi, their newest great granddaughter and great niece.
As I’m getting things ready around my home for their visit, I found myself today going through closets and areas in my home I haven’t addressed in years!
I found cards and school work from my son Adam and my daughter Abby, since they were in pre-school! I saved so much!
I am a very sentimental person.
I moved into my home I had built just over 10 years ago after my divorce. I was not able to go through things back then, and just brought along so many things. It took me 10 years to actually feel like going through all of it.
I have things I will give to Adam and Abby when they are here next. I even found a lot of things of my ex-husband’s too. I have them ready for him to come and pick them up sometime soon.
Have you hung on to things from your past too?
It’s been obvious to me lately I need to let go of things.
Life isn’t always the way you think it will be and it can actually cause me more pain, since I do have trouble letting go.
I‘ve been reminded lately with something that I’m going through, that I need to remember we are all souls first, and we are in these human bodies for a short time. This life here on earth is very precious and very short.
It’s about honoring ourselves and others, and forgiveness. Life is simply too short for anything else!
It’s important for me to send love, blessings and lots of God’s white light to people and to those I care about the most throughout my days, as often as I think of them. We may not be in each others physical presence, but we are connected at a soul level.
People/souls feel our love and energy we send to them. I know that.
It all comes back to faith.
Faith in God, faith in ourselves, and faith that life really is wonderful and it all will work out in the end.
I’ve cried more in the last couple months than I’ve cried in many years. I know crying cleanses and it also has had me really looking deep into myself. I watch myself closely these days.
My intentions are to give back to others in only the way that I can. To help others learn to love themselves and step up and become who they were meant to be when they arrived here on earth. That is what I strive for myself every day.
I’ve been owning that I really do matter and I am unique. And at the same time, I’m very similar to others.
I have gifts that only I can give to you. I can’t give them if I don’t own them and nurture them.
I have attracted some amazing teachers the past couple years into my life along my journey.
I just got back from staying in my family home in Toledo, Ohio with my parents last weekend, spending quality time with them and my family and some friends. I surprised myself when I walked into my parents home, the home I lived in from 12 years old until I was 19, and the home I have been happy to go back to over the years, and as I hugged my mom, I burst into sobs.
I am so blessed to have my parents still be alive and healthy! It really hit me hard, and my appreciation is very deep.
I also went to my 40 year high school reunion last Saturday night.
I connected with people I haven’t seen since our last reunion, 8 years ago, when we all turned 50.
How fun to take a short trip down memory lane!
While in Toledo, we had a cookout with my family members that could be there. I have a very close family, and I think we all appreciate that. I even got to see my almost 91 year old aunt, and have a lunch with her and my parents.
So many memories she and my uncle and cousins and my family, created as we were all growing up!
I will continue to write my blogs, maybe not as frequently as I have since January 1st, but I will still write them.
Lots of things in life change and as they do, we change, grow, become more.
We hopefully become more of who we are meant to be.
Love and blessings to all of you,
Lisa Mininni says
Beautiful, Connie. Love your authenticity… ♥
Carol Sido says
Great blog Connie! It is so true,we do have a wonderful and close family and like you I am very grateful and Blessed!
Thanks Carol! I am so glad you are my sister!~