April 29, 2012 in Charity, Ramblings
My friend and fellow survivor Julia offered to take some photos of my journey. We got together the other day and spent several hours in different locations taking pictures. She is a great photographer!
For those of you around my age (early 40′s)…you’ll enjoy the Blues Brothers “mission from God” photos. It was an epic comedy…I think that film holds some kind of record for the number of cars that were destroyed in the chase scenes…if you love car-crash mayhem, this film is definitely for you.
April 29, 2012 in Lodging, Ramblings
This is what I woke up to!
I swear I did not copy this off the Internet. I actually took this picture!
The Apache Campground has Sunday church services up on the pier…so I woke up early and went to church. It was beautiful. It was warm, sunny, and I could hear the waves rolling in to beautiful music. The sermon was powerful. The Chaplin, Richard Jenkins spoke about how we go about our lives stuck in a routine…and how so many of us live like robots. We miss so much of life when we get stuck in this rut. He spoke about asking God to show us how to LIVE a meaningful life. His sermon really rang true. For 30 years I was stuck with the damaging effects of sexual abuse…I was numb inside. I walked around like a programmed machine. I suppose it was part of some kind of defense mechanism.
Everything changed for me when I realized that I did not want to live this way anymore. I was tired of this lifeless mechanized existence. I realized that there was a LIFE out there for me…if I could find the courage to fight for it. It took me 30 years but I’m here now. LIVING.