Today would have been my friend Barb Kamer’s 45th birthday. I celebrated her life in my This Abundantly Delicious Life post Happy Birthday, Barb. I’ve also written about losing her in the post A beautiful white light and felt a deep need to express my grief through poetry which I shared earlier this month in What do you do? Last night I was blessed to spend time among Barb’s friends and family, and I awoke today deeply connected with my heart. It called me to make some quiet time for exploring what I am feeling and to just BE.
Eventually I made my way to my desk and found myself drawn to several inspiring blogs. A post in Tiny Buddha by Stewart Snyder entitled Use Your Heart as a Wall: Make It Stronger Instead of Shutting Down gave me a new perspective on how I protected myself from my fear of cancer. I didn’t realize I had chosen at the time, but I did choose. I chose to open up my heart big and wide. Open, it would sing, and love would flow in.
I see that, of course, Barb and I bumped into each other on our journeys…we chose the same path…opening our hearts to light and love. Thank you, my friend, for walking beside me.