My world forever changed on May 17, 2011, the day that my husband took his own life. Not only did I become a widow at the age of 32, but I also became a single parent to my 20 month year old son.
When you have to completely rebuild your life after surviving all that I had, it changes you. It makes you see, think, and feel things differently. Rebuilding my life with a 20 month year old son added a layer of simplistic beauty and appreciation towards life. We both began to explore and experience the world for the very first time.
For the past three years, I have dished my heart and soul out on another blog. I used the love and comfort that I found in writing to therapeutically help release all the thoughts that I had swimming in my head. Grief, confusion, guilt, sadness... Life, love, spirituality, purpose. I am in a good place now and just as time has moved on, I also had to move on including moving on from that blog.
So here I am, with a new blog and a new purpose. A Moment's Glory... Life is but a series of moments. When we are lucky enough to encounter an extraordinary one, a moment is all of its glory it needs to be captured and treasured. That's what makes life special and memorable. That's what keeps happiness and hope alive within all of us.
As for those moments in-between, that is where the majority of our lives our lived. It is the process, our struggles, the down and dirty day to day routines that can leave us feeling defeated and exhausted. I know those days. I have lived them and I have come to appreciate them. Without them, we have no growth, no triumphs... no glories.
"When you live life in a thoroughly ordinary way, it is extraordinary." Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche