I am so incredibly grateful for all my blessings. For the past 22 months I have worked as an interim leader in a battered women's shelter, a family homeless shelter and a food bank.
The work is very sobering and also a blessing. To be part of making a difference in the lives of others is a privilege. That we have so many hungry, homeless, desperate women, men and children in this country is a scandal.
As Thanksgiving approaches I can only fall to my knees in gratitude for my life. I have food, shelter, personal safety, friends, family by blood and precious family of choice. I have walked the widow road and stand here - whole, capable, resourceful, resilient and alive. I have opened my heart again and have a new man friend that I respect and care for. My life is filled with laughter and companionship.
I have an amazing group of friends that I have never met but am connected at the heart right here on these blogs that we lovingly keep. I am filled with gratitude for the support, the care and concern, the guidance and the love each of you have given to me over the last five years that I have written here. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Blessings abound.