Welcome to "This Moment See Beautiful" hosted by SUGAR. It's a blog hop every 2nd Friday of each month where we get to share how we saw, shared and created beautiful. It was one month ago yesterday that my beautiful song, Goose crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. How do you See Beautiful in the light of that? It's not that hard really. I have over 15 years of beautiful memories of my Goosie. Time I would not change for anything, even if that meant not feeling the pain I feel. The truth is I would not feel this pain if it were not for the unbelievable unconditional love that he gave me.
I also See Beautiful and experienced beautiful form all of you. Just look at the countless cards I received from you. The numerous emails. The gifts of love you gave in honor of Goose from trees being planted (so the world does not run out of sticks) to donations made in his honor to help feed people and pets, donations to St. Anne's/Lantern House Pet Area, beautiful flowers, bushes, and plants, thoughts and prayers. That's indeed what Beautiful looks like, even in the midst of pain and sorrow.
Over my birthday weekend, as you may know, I took a trip to the desert. It was a trip to reflect, meditate and pray. I had my concerns, water being one and the concern of the unknown. I have always taken Goose with me on trips like this (always in the mountains). He brought me comfort, protection, the feeling of safety when in the middle of nowhere. But it is the desert where I felt I needed to be. It's hard to explain.... I guess you can call it whimsy. And that was without doubt a trait of Goose. So here is a See Beautiful Video of that whimsical journey.
You see friends flowers bloom in the desert and that includes the deserts of our lives.
And I felt Goose with me every step of the way. Even though my heart is broken it's his goofy face I see with that "Come on MOM I'm still with you, still apart of you, still Seeing Beautiful with you, just in a different way."
And I like to think that he led the way to water. Life giving, cooling, and refreshing water, an oasis in the middle of hot dry sand . And in part that is what Seeing Beautiful is about. When you see it, create it and share it not only gives you the refreshment you need but what those around you seek.
And with every stick I saw, stepped over, and rested upon my boy was there.
Winnie the Pooh once said something like, "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying good-bye so hard". True that Pooh, true that. But it's not really good-bye it's "Until we meet again." And I have every confidence and know with every fiber of my being that we will one day hike the mountains and deserts of heaven.
Beautiful indeed does bloom in the desert places. It blooms wherever you share it, create it, and see it.Blessings,