Emotion overload

The new Y is scheduled to open on March 1 and I have been in and out of the building for meetings and taking pictures

The meetings are ok because I walk directly to a room and work begins so my mind is focused on events and planning

The picture taking requires me to roam the building and I prefer to do this alone

I am overwhelmed in these walls

I am more overwhelmed now that I am crossing paths with staff and hearing their programs and equipment that will be in place for Larkin’s Place programming

Hearing the passion and excitement from the wellness director about a families dance class, a teen work out class after school, and so much more to come ~ the recreational gymnastics coach telling me all about the equipment she has ordered that will be wonderful for all individuals BUT she ordered it with inclusion in mind ~

A collision of dreams with reality

A collision of grief with joy

A collision of “different” with “alike

I have had to leave the building each time because the pressure on my chest is so heavy that I feel as if my heart is going to explode

To feel change and breath air that is filled with acceptance and love ~ it’s a process that I am working through emotionally

I have to do it now and take the private time to embrace the sacred, pray, talk with God, give it up to Him because it was His call, His time, His plan, His place, His doing

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Larkin was His beautiful nudge for me to change and grow

So much will happen within these walls

My tears will fall steadily as I see families and individuals coming together as one and feeling complete

Humbled to know how many people have given and continue to give hard earned money in order for so many dreams to come true

So much to process

So much emotion

I hope I can pull it together in time for the Sneak Peek Preview event on February 17 because the raccoon look from crying aint pretty

but this building and the love in it sure is

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3 Responses to Emotion overload

  1. dale coleman says:

    Oh, and what a beautiful nudge God gave you. I bet you are amazed by His power, love and mercy when you look back, through the tears and hurts and see the beauty that shines through. Thank you for being a willing servant. I pray you continue to abide in Him and wait for His continued gifts and nudging.

  2. Gorgeous. Amazing. Breathing. You and your daughter and your family and what you are doing. xo

  3. Kendra A says:

    Beautifully written. I’m so happy to be able to share a little of that joy with you on the Sneak Preview night…

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