Goodbye August
Friday, September 2, 2011 at 11:51AM
Cheryl Crotty
September has arrived and I welcome it.   This will be a good month.
I know this because on Day One I went Kayaking,  in Maine, with my son.
A beautiful day,  with a beautiful soul to help me put  August behind me.
He is a reminder of all that is good and beautiful on this planet.   He is here to tell me that even when sad things happen I will heal because of all the wonders in my life.
Sometimes we get bogged down in the “things of life”.   It not us in particular,  it’s just the way of things.  When sad things happen we have to work through the grief and although it lessens in time it will always be there.  Along with the sadness though is all the  kindness and love that we hold dear.  So I am moving on knowing that Jeannette will always be a part of me,  also held close in my heart with all my other loved ones who are now partying with her in Heaven.
August this year was a strange month.   Starting with Jeannette and then an event at my house which unhinged me for awhile. A call to 911 made things right.  Next day  baby mice being born in my cellar freaked me out big time.   Barely got any laundry done and my work-out routine was severely disrupted which annoyed the hell out of me.   You all know how much I love my Mothering Moments but I draw the line at mice.   I believe it was the accumulation of all these events that put me in a tail-spin for a bit.   Sometimes these are the curves we are thrown and it takes a bit of peace and perspective to turn things back around.
That’s what dawned on me today as Chris and I were kayaking.   It was crystal clear on the lake and we were gliding and talking.   It occurred to me that we had not been alone out here for quite some time and it was beautiful.   As we chatted about our lives and where he was heading and where I wanted to go with my photography,  I realized once again that life is really all about the present moment.   I was able to be there.   To listen and to hear.   I was able to feel joy with just the being with him in this wonderful quiet setting.   It made me realize how precious he is,  how precious my daughter is and my husband.   Liam of course will come later with his Mom and Dad and these thoughts brought me back to Me.   I am surrounded by beauty here in Maine.   My family comes.   We share so much together.   My son in law and I might just go catch another sunrise tomorrow morning.  Liam and I will play in the sand and then go for ice cream.   Jenna and I will catch up and laugh together.  And wine at Bray’s tonight with the crew.   Perhaps next week  Chris and I will pick flowers at the farm stand together again.
So September I am so glad to see you.   Not only are you a new month of wonder,   you also bring with you a new season.   A season of putting things to my mind.   
September 2, 2011
Lovely to kayak with you on that quiet morning, of my very favorite places and, it was my first paddle of the year! so thank you for that. and, yes...let's go to farm next Wednesday for flowers and veggies. and maybe bring liam to see the pigs. 
love you.
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 10:57 AM
sounds like a plan Chris.   I'll see you Wednesday with Liam.   
Love you
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 11:43 AM
I'm reading this with tears in my eyes - I'm with you on this GF. So glad you had this special time with your son :-) x
Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 10:32 AM
Thanks Gwen.  I always love to hear from you.
Happy September my friend.
Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 11:36 AM


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