Today the cenote was crystal clear, you could see the rock walls, and how there appears to be a cavern or river straight below. Besides the crystal waters, the air was especially clear today and lend an air of
magic to everything.
Nothing like little fishes nibbling your toes.
Apparently the fishes were nibbling more on Kaleena's rock, so she invited Keenan to come try her rock.
The fishes still did not seem to nibble Keenan's toes
And finally the pull was too strong and in they went, even though the water is very chilly
Kaleena made us a beautiful little salad, with everything fresh from the garden
I started more seeds, how I enjoy to grow things...
Miguel and I have been putting a lot of love into the immediate area surrounding the raised beds
Lots and lots of rides in the wheel barrow
I have once again been made acutely aware of the sacrifice that it is
to live very far away from family I love.
My dad is once again in the hospital, and while his spirits are high, his body appears to be getting tired.
(You might remember that my dad was diagnosed, about 9 months ago, with a very advanced stage of
colon cancer that had spread to his liver)
Part of me feels in peace with whatever may happen, and still the thought of not physically
having my dad in my life, not having him be part of the children's growing years, is just too hard.
What will be will be, yet when my thoughts go to him I want them
to be thoughts of healing and health, of strength and vitality.
It makes me realize how aware I must be in order, that my thoughts do not take me directly into fear.
When my thoughts go to him I pray....and so throughout the day, as I was pulling out rocks,
amending the soil, planting seeds and seedlings,
marveling at the light or observing the children, I would pause,
see him in my minds eye, and feel peace.
It was helpful for me to bring him to mind in those moments throughout the day, when the surrounding
beauty connected me fully to the present moment.
I feel that these moments of "prayer" bring me closer to him
and it makes the distance bearable.
So while the emotions involving my dad are intense for me these days, I was able to enjoy a day of work
surrounded by nature.... and be in peace.
It was a gift.....