Archive for January 2012

A Tapestry of Life   1 comment

It was a New Year’s resolution for me to write a blog this year.  So this is my first blog.  A tiny slice of my life to share with you so far is that I am a single mom and have two daughters, age 11 and 14.  I am in the everchanging process of juggling family, work and the many interwoven relationships that make up the fabric of our lives.

When I stop and think about the weave of my life, it is amazing how simple it sometimes seems, and other times, the complexities of life fill me to overflowing so that it seems I can barely catch a breath.   When I focus on on a single thread woven into the fabric of my life it helps to draw me back into the entire  tapestry.

When I stop and examine just that one thread of  life, my family, my pets, a song, a poem, a treasured heartfelt word from a loved one – these are the threads that give meaning to the tapestry of  my life.  It is the weaving of these small strands that make up my chosen tapestry.

I think a question that I can ask myself is:  do I want more smiles in my tapestry, more moments of joy, more laughter?  Then these are the threads I  must collect, and these are the threads I need to weave.   I think that our threads can interconnect with a greater whole and give greater meaning to not only us, but to all those we love whose pictures are interwoven into our tapestry of life.

So these thoughts on this blog are also another thread to link into the pattern of my tapestry.  If I were an artist, I think I would draw many pictures and throw them into a collage of wonderful vibrant colors interwoven – at once separate by themselves and yet interlocked with the rest of the artistry.

Since I can only draw with words, then, what is in my heart to create here is a collage of images, and thoughts, and occasional poems, and bits and pieces of my heart that we can, together, intweave into a tapestry that, hopefully, will have meaning to more than just me.  All we are is our stories, and it is our stories that make us each, unique in all of the universe.  We all want to matter, and it is important for our voice to be heard, and so important when someone listens.

Welcome to my story.

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Posted January 31, 2012 by weeklyradiance in Uncategorized