for your lovely welcome
your two days
of such remarkable
This is what I saw as I looked up leaving the parking lot rushing to make the plane after yesterday speaking to a fabulous
group of folks of Tulsa!
GRATITUDE AND THANKS
over the tops of trees!
I sure hope to return
next year or sometime
and the many beautiful areas of Oklahoma
where I was honored to spend two days
speaking to some fantastic
professionals providing services to the communities there!
Leaving Oklahoma City
I did make sure
The Oklahoma City National Memorial
it was worth the hunt and find.
I stood on that sacred ground
filled with profound amazement
found that my face was wet
in the 107 degree weather.
I sat on the grass near one of the chairs
I stood at the reflecting waters
I was filled with spirit.
I ached for those who died
on that day in 1995
hit Oklahoma City
I wept for those who were killed
the ones who were left behind
along with the community
The entrance way on each side has chain link fence there, with teddy bears, license plates, notes, personal effects, USMC, US Army T Shirts,
all attached to the chain link fence,
all there untouched though.
All honored as sacred there.
To stand still there, to walk there,
is to know you have entered sacred ground.
To enter there is to recognize
that we should never ever
that many will live on.
The chairs are remarkable, their beauty stunning and haunting
almost speaking to your soul.
THE CHAIN LINK FENCE on each side of the entrance
Oklahoma City National Memorial
Standing at the edge of the
the Chairs on the Right
with tears streaking my face
as I felt the power of this sacred place.
I am so blessed that I took the time to come here
after a day of spending time
with many who were here that day
to offer and provide care to survivors
and those left behind grieving their losses
living differently than ever before
a city that is filled with lovely people.
In the front of each chair
is the name of each person who died that day.
Seeing this in person
is more than remarkable; more than breathtaking,
it becomes so very personal
as you remember
you are filled with spirit and grace in this sacred place.
You want to stop at each chair
to pay your respects, to linger, to absorb all that is there
that was captured in the honoring.
It is a place of honor and grace
built from tragedy.
Before I realized it
I had stayed so long that I knew I would
really be late getting to Tulsa!
But I arrived safely and that was all that mattered.
And we had a fabulous day there
with more OK folks that were just great
the laughter filled the room mixed with tears
the intstallation of thought and validation
that the work being done by them is hard
as we spent a day together,
I had to rush like the wind
to make a flight to Texas!
FT WORTH TEXAS!
I arrived last night late
and was greeted
here at the Hilton in Fort Worth
exhausted by rushing
and by the American Airlines
I was met here by a young man named
and he was a kind as kind can be!
What a wonderful asset to the Hilton he is
before I knew it,
he had offered to print my boarding pass for tonight
had hooked me up with a car for the ride to the airport for tonight, had arranged for my 6am wake up,
then took my bags to hold
while I headed for the little place to grab a bite to eat!
What a delightful young man he was
oh how I loved the extra mile and his smile mixed with
service and kindness!
The view out my window this morning
is a HUGE SIGN
“COORS” along with a parking lot
the day holds promise of being with Texans
in the professional caregiving arena
Then it’s off to
American Airlines once again
hoping to see Tampa
NOTE TO SELF: return to OK City, Tulsa, and surrounding areas, *(hope they invite me back)
Now I hear Tropical Storm Don is headed to Texas
an AWOL soldier of the Army who who grew up in Texas
has been thwarted thankfully from another act of terriorism by a gun shop.
He had plans to BLOW UP,
FT Hood and those there of the military
Thanks to a tip from the owner of the ammunition shop
he was caught, his plan thwarted.
Blessings to those who serve
and our country, her people
who take a “stand”
to keep us all safe in “OUR country”.
OK, so I am turning off the TV
Time to get busy and set up for those who are coming
PESI/CMI education seminar
Compassion FAtigue today
it is 6:57am here in a hot Texas!
So here we go,
another day, a brilliant opportunity to have the best day ever.
I see that traffic is horrible in Ft Worth and Dallas this morning
I am thinking there will be a few folks who walk in the doors
with a bit of stress after fighting the traffic to get here
let’s hope the hotel will keep the coffee flowing
the day will be one
filled with an attitude of great gratitude!
Wherever you are
Whatever you are doing!
Stay cool if you can,
Take Best Care of you>>> That YOU can do!
Goin to hit 100 today here.
The sage just was lit, and is filling this room and headed your way
with hope and healing ways from my heart to yours.
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