Thursday, April 07, 2011

Day 7 Gratitude: Awe

I know it is hard to tell from this picture, but this morning before school, Ashley told me to come quickly to the window to see how the frost sparkled.
I immediately thought of the poem from Gram's funeral and the line about the snow...

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

"The diamond glints on snow" part!  We saw this phenomenon this morning.  It was utterly breathtaking.  Natural sparkles, as if the snow was peppered with glitter. What a beautiful sight!
And of course, I felt Gram.  I am so grateful that I still feel her presence, her love and her spirit.
Life is constant circle of living and dying and we are all doing both.
And yet, being reminded of those whom have died (holding on to the ones we love) during everyday occurrences is a gift for which I am eternally grateful.


piero canuto said...

beautiful thought and picture

SOFIA said...

Thank you for this post, you have brought tears to my eyes, I still remember gram in the strongest of ways to, may God bless her soul