Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hey, did you miss me?


"Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget."
By Unknown~
Hi…did you miss me?
Well, regardless if you did or did not, I’m thankful to broadcast we made a safe return to North Carolina on Sunday after a grand and glorious eight days in Ohio. The moments in time spent with cherished friends and family will be forever etched in my mind as well as engraved in my heart.
The abundant events and gatherings with loved ones will provide rich recollections of laughter, tears, joy and genuine hugs with by no means, a deficiency on ‘I love you’s’; an expression I’m no longer embarrassed to vocalize and did so freely.
I’ve deliberately avoided this blog since I am finding it surprisingly complicated to arrange the various experiences and emotions into orderly definitive categories; no one experience or person rises above another.
However, the sentiment that I can label as being prevalent was the affection and cordial support by all; former students and parents, childhood and high school friends, blog and church camp connections, previous teachers and co-workers and treasured sorority sisters including both my big and little sis as well as those individuals I met along the journey.
How blessed I was to be acknowledged and recognized by these deep attachments in my life as well as my family. The look of pride and pleasure in sharing the momentous occasions of a book signing was beyond any language I possess.
Words and feelings shared during those days, hours, and minutes certainly closed the  absence from these links to my past, but it truly remained clear that what I experienced could only be sensed from within.
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
- Helen Keller

19 comments:

Carol Riggs said...

Hey, welcome back!! Glad you could celebrate family and loved ones and a book signing. :) That is great!

Marydon said...

Tracy, of course you were missed. BUT you had a wonderful time & accomplished so much. Glad the book signing went well & the love will hold your heart forever.

Merry Christmas ~
TTFN~
Hugs,
Marydon

PS GIVEAWAY ends 12/9

Sylvia K said...

So good to see you back, Tracy! And what a fabulous trip and such a great list of wonderful moments! I am so excited for you! I know your family and friends are all so proud of you! As they should be!!

Sylvia

Jeanie said...

I am so glad the trip was so positive for you. Welcome back and hold those warm feelings in your heart.

KathyA said...

So glad you had such a great experience. You should be very proud of yourself!

Pat Tillett said...

It wounds like you had a wonderful and emotional trip! I'm thinking you will have a lot of memories from it. Welcome back!

Daisy said...

I'm glad it went well for you. Sounds like you had a great time. :)

Ginny said...

I'm so glad you had a memorable time! Yes, I messed you and wondered what you were doing. Don't stress about the blog having to be orderly and so on, posting should be fun and cathartic, just post what you are feeling or thinking about at the moment, or what your day has been like.

Lin said...

Yeah. I'm glad you had a good time and came back happy and refreshed. :)

Munir said...

Hi, nice to hear from you. I was thinking of you as your book is next in the pile of books I am planning to read. Right now I am reading a book on kids and depression. It is by a British Author. I do have a hard time remembering chapter to chapter that is why I take for ever to finish a book, but I do manage.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tracy, I think that trip did you a world of GOOD. I'm so happy that you had a great time... I can feel all of your emotions after such an incredible trip...

You all need to go back more often.... It does a body GOOD.

Congrats...
Hugs,
Betsy

Old Kitty said...

Welcome back!!! Yay for a most wonderful and memorable trip to Ohio! Sounds like it did you a world of good too! Yay! Take care
x

TexWisGirl said...

i am so glad for you, tracy! :)

Happy Days said...

Of course we missed you!! Glad you had a great time in Ohio! It's so nice to get away from Dodge for a visit somewhere else! Love your photo!! ...debbie

LTM said...

How wonderful! And I love that Helen Keller quote. I'm so glad to hear you had a wonderful trip. Old friends and family do a heart good~ :o) <3

Out on the prairie said...

Your journey sounds fun I am glad you had a good time.It has been lonely without you.

Catherine said...

I did miss you! Glad you made it home safe and sound!
xo Catherine

Jules said...

Sorry been trying all week to comment here.

Nope didn't miss you, I actually was with you. So I can now attest to your true validity in the world my friend. You are one lucky woman.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Mamma has spoken said...

Welcome back! And to think there is only a few more days before Christmas break, or holiday break depending on what your school board alouds you to say ;o)