Last night was Grandma D's birthday party. There was a cookout held in her honor with hamburgers, tomatoes, fresh vegetables, and plenty of baked beans. She was delighted to have her family surrounding her, you could see it in her eyes.
Grandma D is a very special lady. She's very old and very wise. It's that kind of wisdom that only comes with age. A cool serenity, knowing that everything will be okay however it decides to work itself out. And it's inspiring. During a conversation with her I admitted that sometimes I worried and was scared. And she just said calmly, "I don't worry about things I can't control. Only worry about the things you can." And I sat back and just thought: "Yeah, why didn't I think of that?".
I smiled and ate my cherry chip cake with pink icing (yum!), wondering about all the stuff that was out of my control versus in. And started to let it go.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend filled with turtle pools and trees and good reads. Thank you for the kind words of encouragment about my letting go of my volunteer sister. It means a lot to me to be supported like that.