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The craziest thing happened yesterday.

So I was working from home and I wrote a post for my journal for the first time in a million years. And I was feeling all weepy and sad after writing it and my heart hurt. I had to go pick up Lilah for gymnastics. I was running late and had all my gear with me so that I could work at gymnastics. I was all frazzled and was walking across campus from the parking lot to the kindergarten aftercare when I ran into Rabbi Tsipi. Tsipi married us, she did Lilah’s baby naming, she’s a family friend and she’s the rabbi and Director of Judaic studies at Lilah’s school. I am not close to her or in her circle, but she is the closest thing I have to a spiritual advisor in my life. And she starts walking beside me and tells me how beautiful and bright my child is and tells me how lovely it is to see her at school. Then she asks how I am doing and how my health is and tells me that she says a misheberach for me all the time. And of course I say I am holding up which is what I always say. And then she told me a story of her friend who recently celebrated her 30th anniversary of having cancer. That she was diagnosed in her 20s and had a full hysterectomy and then they came back and took part of her liver and then about 4 years ago her pancreas. And she is alive and strong and vibrant. And that she has such a positive accepting attitude and just goes on with her life and that she sees the same thing in me and she knows that this is the reason that I have been able to come through so much.
That’s a rabbi. She knew. She doesn’t even know, not really. But she knew and she saw it in me and she took the moment to share the exact thing I needed to hear.

Date: 2014-09-12 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bellefior.livejournal.com
There is no such thing as a coincidence when something like that happens. Somehow, she absolutely knew what you needed to hear at the time when you needed to hear it.

It was good to see you update yesterday. As always, keeping you in my thoughts.

Date: 2014-09-12 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ee-chick.livejournal.com
I am so glad that she was there to talk with you.

Date: 2014-09-13 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mom2amelia.livejournal.com
I'm so glad you had that experience. Did it turn your day around, I hope.

I didn't respond yesterday because I was reading on my phone, but I think about you all the time. I'm so sad about the cancer, but really hopeful that you can manage it for years and year and years. Phoebe has a preschool teacher who has been living with cancer for 15 ish years now. It's not getting any worse and every now and then she needs to have a procedure or something, but she's fine. Or as fine as one can be under the circumstances. She absolutely lives her life in the way she would have otherwise, but maybe with more appreciation for her blessings.

I loved hearing about Lilah and school. I have some post-purchase dissonance about not sending Micah this year. You're right though, everyone is holding their kids back now. There are 14 kids in Micah's Young 5s class - all turned 5 BEFORE 9/1! The 5 year olds (boys at least) will be in the minority in his kindergarten. BTW, Amelia went to day school for her kinder year. Best year ever. We anguished over pulling her out, but Phoebe needed a different setting yada, yada, yada. It was such a nurturing environment without sacrificing any academic rigor. I would do day school for my kids if our situation were different. (Read: I could afford to send all 3 and Phoebe didn't need special ed services!)

Be well. Shabbat Shalom!

Date: 2014-09-13 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sophiebug.livejournal.com
I don't see most of your posts... So like a pp said no such thing as coincidences. I'm sorry your in a rough patch right now I hope your rabbi helped refocus you. It sounds like she did. Hugs to you.

Date: 2014-09-13 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yaya-mama.livejournal.com
Beautiful. Sometimes the universe gets it right.

Date: 2014-09-14 04:19 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-09-14 04:19 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-09-13 09:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quartercentury.livejournal.com
It's really good to hear from you, to hear you have such an appreciation of the present, and such wonderful people in your life.

Date: 2014-09-13 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prudies.livejournal.com
Just popped on today to read both of your updates. It's so nice to hear from you! I'm so glad you ran into Rabbi Tsipi that day and that she said something so awesome.

One thing I think about these days is how lucky I am to have had such an amazing person for a mom. Some people -- most people -- do not have that experience and nothing can take that away from me. I feel it more now as I get older and see dysfunction around me in various forms or see people struggling with their parents.

Date: 2014-09-15 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chicagochick.livejournal.com
I'm glad you posted, and I'm glad you got some spiritual healing. <3

Date: 2014-09-17 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] juneypie.livejournal.com
I am so happy to hear from you, and I am so glad that you are a part of Lilah's school world and community. That rabbi sounds amazing.

I am very frustrated for you about the cancer. That sucks.

Date: 2017-04-18 01:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] still_yaya
Wait did you not update LJ since 2014???

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