We received this in our in box and it moved us so much – we asked Victoria if we could share it with you… thank you Victoria!
…Hello amazing people,
Where to start…I live where the road stops-literally! I have so enjoyed the blog posts of the many contributors to the site. I sometimes feel that I was plunked in a place where I am always coloring outside the lines. Does that make any sense? When I look in the rear view mirror, I see an ex, who got to stay in our community of origin; two children, who as teens struggled with a divorce and are now in better places, but still have some personal demons leftover; a grandchild, who when he was born and cradled in his birthing blanket resembled a super hero and still at the age of now 7-is just as amazing and his view of the world is unparalelled.
When I replace the scene from the rear view mirror and hold my beautiful, antique hand-held mirror, I see a 56 year old woman, who is still trying to figure out her place in the world-or at least her own little corner of it. I am one, not to see my life half over, but the second half has just begun. Thank you all for your insight, your humor, your satire, your strength and your vulnerabilities.