Lately I've been working on a choice I decided to make a long time ago. That choice is to choose joy. Sometimes it just feels impossible. It is easier for me to sit vigil with my grief for losing Waverley and keep vigil with my worries for her than it is for me to feel the joy of the here and now. Joy really is a decision I have to actively make. Most good things are. My marriage and my parenting are full of choosing the right thing even when I don't want to. Choosing joy for me thus far has been much the same. I'm so very thankful for the sweetness that comes when I do make the right choice, and for the relief I feel when I surrender all of that pain for as long a stretch as I can manage.
Today I saw a video that really touched me. Maybe some of you have seen it. This woman's name is Ashley. She has cancer. And a sweet husband and babies. And she shaves her head with them. And she chooses joy.
Rite of Passage - Shaving my Head from Ashley Hackshaw on Vimeo.
Her blog is found here.
Thanks for continuing to come around to check my blog. I know it's been almost a month since we posted. I'll be back around more often now -- if you care to know!