Saturday, July 24, 2010
Shabbat again. This summer is so stressful I especially appreciate the pause, and the way we have been marking it with the ritual meal. We are no where near Orthodox - but there is something beautiful in having a break from business, a sense of standing on holy ground as a family at least once a week. I felt the air change tonight as we lifted Chris' prayer shawl over Liam and stood together in our little tent, a refuge of blessing. This work wee really played out my mantra of "Life is hard and life is good." I saw so much suffering this week - and also had utterly delightful catch up coaching sessions with young women I saw regularly years ago - both doing well in their lives, thriving, and coming back to share their successes and dreams with me. It is such a delight to see growth and joy, hard won.