Saturday, May 11, 2013

Beauty :: Journaling


I've been finding lately,
 that I do not seem to be writing 
and journaling as much as I used to.


Do you remember a couple of weeks ago, 
I told you that a close friend passed away?


Well, just a few days ago, I stumbled
 upon an old writing journal of mine...


...and in it was a four-page entry I had written
 about the day I met her. 
She was the mom of an old friend of mine.
 I was so struck by her. 
She was a second mom to me. 
But, I was surprised, as I read these words I'd written years ago,
by how much I had forgotten.
The details.
 My memory isn't as wonderful as I'd like,
but thank goodness I wrote...
and that I continue to write.


Everything happens for a reason.
I believe this.

I was meant to stumble upon these old four pages...
perhaps a message for Mother's day...
and as a reminder to me
to keep on writing.

Words.
Beauty.
memories.
Cherish.
Love.

Words.
Beauty.
Art.

Create.
Record.
Remember.
Feel.

~k

5 comments:

Donna Wynn (Yogiknitgirl) said...

Sweet girl . . . so glad you are reminded to keep writing, for your words are such encouragement to others! We need to keep being inspired by YOU! I love how you re-discovered your journal page about your friend, what a comfort for you now! Loss is hard and we must take all the time we need to process and walk through it. Sending you love and blessings!

Jennifer Richardson said...

What a perfectly timed gift you received, Kathy:)
You open your heart
so well.
I believe beautiful things
are headed your way, friend.
And I love your words
so thick and ripe with life.
Your writing and journaling mean so
very much to me.
love and happy mother's day,
Jennifer

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I really love the meaning you put into this post Kathy, it's so true, especially in such a digital age, how special handwritten memories (and old photographs) really are. I bet your lost friend was just trying to show you that she is still with you, when you found those pages... so special. ♥

Kristin said...

Love and art - never too far behind one another. I too that things happen for a reason - and I LOVE this story of "happenstance" - I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! xoxo

missy k said...

I believe too that you were meant to stumble on the pages at that exact time.

Karen x