Yesterday I had my last surgery, the end of this part of the journey. It has been a very long road. Yesterday was lighter in preparation, this surgery was just cleaning up, fixing up, it wasn’t about loss, it was about new beginnings. Now I have to heal. My insight from Ghost Ranch applies.
My last morning I got up in the dark to get ready for the day. I wanted my usual walk but I didn’t want to wait for the sunrise so I walked under the stars on the path I’d walked so many times before. I didn’t walk as fast, I didn’t jog, but I knew the path, so I walked. My insight ~ when you know the path you can walk it in the dark.
This long, two year journey has been a walk in the dark. I didn’t know where I was going, I didn’t know what was going to happen. I couldn’t go very fast. I couldn’t jog. What I could do was walk carefully and glance at the stars. It was my faith that carried me, the path I know, the path I have walked my whole life. That path I could walk, even in the dark.