THIS IS WHAT IT IS TO LIVE IN TRUE FAITH: Blessings From the Darkness #Journal

Campbell 2OCTOBER 25, 2019.

“Today is yesterday’s tomorrow, and tomorrow is another day. Life goes on.”

I’m not sure who said that. I’ve seen it written in several places over the years. What I am sure of is that it’s true. Over the years, I’ve come to understand that no matter good or bad our experiences can if we allow them help us to grow. We can learn and expand. We can take our situations no matter how bad they get and find something positive. That old saying of “there’s a silver lining behind every cloud” is true no matter how corny it sounds.

I can’t count how many blessings have come from the darkness I went through starting in 2012 and running through 2017. Those were some of the darkest stormiest sad days of my life. During which I managed to lose a lot of people I truly cared about and cannot ever replace. I may never get those people back in this lifetime. I may go to my grave without ever seeing my grandchildren again. I may never have the pleasure of hearing my daughter’s beautiful contagious laughter. I may never know greatgrandchildren. I may never be able to sit across the table from my first Seeing Eye instructor and tell stories of the adventures Campbell, the dog he helped me obtain and I took together. Why? Because for a time I was so lost to the anger and bitterness caused by various situations I was experiencing that I couldn’t no matter how hard I tried stop the madness which had overtaken me.

Now, though that lesson was a painful one and the loss from it is great I am standing tall and strong. I came through it into another level of my life in which even with all that has befallen me I find peace, love and joy.

No, I don’t have a lot but what I have is mine. I have food in my cabinets, clothes on my body, shelter, a healthy senior snoring dog, and a new successor dog on the way this coming spring.

I’ve some good solid friends and a lot of supporters. I have some reader fans, and I’ve happiness, joy and love.

I have self-awareness. I have health both physical and mental. I have good times and I have hard ones and most of all I’ve my faith which sees me through it all.

I hope those who might read this find some way to find all these good things I’ve found, and I hope they too come from their own darkness into the light.

There is no part of my life which does not belong to the Goddess.

There is no part of my body which does not belong to the Goddess.

I am she, and she is me.

We are one, yet we are we.

Blessid be.

*NOTE*

The photo shown was taken while I was in nursing therapy recovering from illness in 2017.

It shows Campbell and me sitting in a courtyard resting after my having walked unaided for the first time in nearly three weeks.

I was only able to walk 40 feet that day, but I was never so happy.

 

 

About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com Visit: https://pattysworlds.com/ And: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/PattyFletcher As well as: https://www.amazon.com/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG
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