Saturday, September 18, 2010

MIND WIDE OPEN AND CHANGES IN LIFE

The weather changes constantly, the news changes by the moment, and life changes without warning. A lady, that I will most likely never meet, had a life changing moment recently. Gail (of the Mind Wide Open blog) had such a moment recently when her father became ill and made a trip to the hospital. When one arrives at a certain age and realizes that parents grow old and one day will cease to exist, that person also in the same instant usually realizes that they also have a 'certain life span' . Jane Fonda (who I really do not like {Vietnam and all those memories}) once said (after her father, Henry Fonda, died) that when your last parent dies, you realize you are next. She was right. I have buried both of my parents and am still trying to come to grips with that particular reality.
For the last 2 years, Gail has run her Mind Wide Open blog with its monthly challenges. I have entered a few, not as many as I wished to. She has provided some truely thought provoking images to play with and inspired some equally thought provoking entries. If you have never been there and watched the entries, go and have a look before they pass into computer ether space. She has run one of best challenges I have watched on line. She has pushed my limits in art and crafting into areas I didn't even know existed 2 years ago. I don't even remember how I came across her MWO blog. I thankful that I did. I pray for Gail to have the strength to face the future. We all have to walk that path sooner or later, sometimes with warning and some times not. It is never easy, either way. I hope that she will be able to treasure and save all the moments she has left to her so they can give her comfort later
I will miss the challenges and the images each month. I will miss you, Gail.
May God's love and grace be with you.
Mary

1 comment:

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

i love your blog background! just the setting for something vintage! thank you for joining the party today ~
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