But I am often think of you out there who are writing and sharing. You have touched my life in many ways. I just learned that fellow blogger, Cheryl H., over at Through an Al-Anon Filter died on April 22. I started reading Cheryl's blog when she first began blogging. Her death reminded me of how connected we are to each other. Although we haven't met in person, we get to know each other through our writings and the special sharing that we have. I know that those of you who read this blog know more about me than many people that I know in person. That is an amazing thing to contemplate. And when one of us dies, I feel a great sense of loss. And when others stop writing without explanation, I wonder how they are and what they are doing.
I can tell you that life for me is good. Spring has come to the Lowcountry. The garden and grounds are beautiful with flowers and shrubs. We have brought in lettuce and radishes for salads. The pasture is amazing with buttercups. So much beauty surrounds me.
And the weather has begun to cooperate for going on the boat. I just returned from three days of being at the island anchorage. I come back refreshed and ready to tackle what ever comes my way.
My horse is a source of much joy. My wife feeds him carrots and apples. He has a birthday this week, and we are having a little party in his honor with an actual cake that the horses can eat. There will be one for humans too.
I do attribute much of what I feel to having been in Al-Anon. It has helped me to lighten up, let go of trying to control others, and find joy in life. My changed attitude is a result of recovery. It is hard for me to remember how I was before being in Al-Anon. But this blog documents the journey. Thank you for being along with me for the ride.