A testimony of love….
I traveled upstate to my hometown in Fishkill, NY this Memorial Day weekend. This weekend marks the 7 year anniversary of my mother’s death. So I planned to go to her grave, have a picnic and plant a rose bush to honor her life this year.
So that is exactly what we did. My boyfriend, Michael and I, took a rode trip and head towards Peekskill, NY. As you can see in the pictures below we did exactly what we had planned planting a rose bush, enjoying a picnic, popping a bottle of rose and blasting Barbra Streisand (mom’s favorite).
We decided after a visit with my family to head up to Mohonk Mountain house and spend a few days in nature connecting with mother earth. Taking a break from city life was much needed for the both of us. I was feeling a bit emotional from the day and wanted to re-ground myself in the elements. So we explored the grounds, took in the views and went hiking through a rock scramble.
but what happened next was not expected…
I thought that my heart could not possibly open any wider or hold anymore love for this wonderful man in my life. But my heart EXPLODED open this weekend and we took our relationship to a much deeper level that I had only dreamed of…I was finally crying tears of joy for the first time in 7 years.
Have you ever felt so loved that you just burst into tears? The only time I have ever felt this way was when I was worshipping God and felt the presence of the divine encapsulate me. This experience with Michael was a beautiful, authentic baring of my soul. When I reflected on this amazing experience, I realized that I am really healing! Those years after my mom died when I was cold as ice are gone forever!
Love really is the ultimate healer! I share this story because I never thought this would be my reality. I thought I was “in-love” but I had no idea the depths you can reach when you are truly authentic & vulnerable. I encourage everyone who reads this to tell that one special someone how much you truly love them. For those of you who don’t have a lover at this present time, remember to honor yourself, stay true to your values, get super clear on what you want, and start doing things you love. I promise after you gain this clarity & demonstrate unwavering self-love it is only a matter of time that the love of your life finds you!
I would love to hear how your loved ones respond after you share your heart!