• Day Twenty-one: Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again. – L. Frank Baum

    by  • November 13, 2012 • 27 days of healing • 0 Comments

    I am not an avid traveler and get nervous traveling alone and today was no different.  I headed off to Ontario for the Preeclampsia Research Symposium which is being held in Toronto tomorrow.  Brad took me to the airport and I could feel myself welling up with tears as I walked to the security gate.  I am not sure where they were coming from but I held them back, kissed him goodbye, and headed through security.  As I was walking in I looked down and saw a wallet on the floor belonging to a girl named, Kristen Kelly.  I immediately passed it in and left an act of kindness card inside.

    I went through the gate and as I was getting to the top of the escalator I could see a young girl ahead of me.  I said Kristen’s name, hoping it was the person I was looking for, and she quickly turned around.  I explained I had found her wallet and took her back to where I left it.  She thanked me and I headed back to the gate when I heard “last boarding call” for my flight.  I got there just in the nick of time.

    As I boarded the flight I was thankful that I was able to do an act of kindness as it really lifted my spirits but it was also a reminder of how much I missed Jonah Wynn.  And when I arrived in Montreal a deep sadness came over me.  I was waiting for the next boarding call when I could feel the tears fall down my face.  I tried to fight the sadness but it seemed the more I tried the more they flowed.

    I tried taking a deep breath in and then back out again and finally got myself back to a better mental place.  And for day twenty-one I knew that I needed to take a breath when I felt the need.  So, I took my time boarding, tried focusing on my breathing while in the air, and was able to relax both my body and mind.  By the time I arrived in London, Ontario I was in a better frame of mind and the night got better as I had several hours with my beautiful nieces Devin, Maya, and Lola.  They truly were the breath of fresh air I needed.

    Day Twenty-one: Take a breath.


    I believe in being a leader without title and always strive to do better. I am inspired by doing kind acts for others and believe in the power of intention. I don't give up just because I am told something can't be done. I ask why and strive to do the impossible. Hardships happen to all of us (everyone has a story) but I choose to look for the rainbow through the storm. I rely on my husband for support - he is my hero. Education is power and I strive to always learn more. I aim to live each day as if it is my last and choose to show people how I like to be treated. I say what I feel and aim to have the people I encounter leave better than they came. I love my career and do it because it is my passion. Because time flies when you enjoy what you do, I slow time down by being present in each moment. I choose to live now with no regrets of "should have". I enjoy life and the people in it.

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