A New Day has Dawned! I posted this on Facebook yesterday and some just thought i was literally talking about a new day dawning at the beach. Others knew those words held a much deeper meaning.
I have shared on here before about our upcoming court case. A lot of you have been so supportive in your thoughts and prayers for our family over this time, which I have deeply appreciated. Today I want to share that the trial is over. It took place this past Thursday and Friday. It was 2 very stressful days and there was no way I could have made it without your thoughts and prayers.
Just to bring a smile to your face and to show the stress I felt…. I popped the stress ball! Yes, those little balls that are made to squeeze to relieve stress. Apparently I squeezed it too hard during my testimony and “Pop!” as sand went all over my lap.
It was stressful for all of us, for very sensitive, emotional issues were being talked about. As I told some friends, if I am never in a courtroom for a trial again, it will be too soon!!
A New Day Dawning meant the trial is behind us now and we can focus on moving forward. We agreed with the verdict and it is time now to let go. Let go of the dark days, of the cloud that has been hanging over our heads for about the past 2 years! Is there still pain? Yes, and it will take time, but it doesn’t mean we can’t move forward. We did our part, we saw it through and justice is being served.
After 5 hours of jury deliberation, late Friday night we took our tired, emotionally worn bodies home. We crashed into our beds. I awakened later with every muscle in my body hurting. My arms especially were just burning with pain. I knew what it was. I had unconsciously tightened the muscles in my body and held them so tensely in the 2 day trial. They were finally beginning to relax and let go.
Saturday morning we headed for the beach. My arms continued to burn as we drove towards the ocean. Finally we arrived, got settled in our motel and headed for the sand and the waves. The sight and sound of the waves instantly spoke to my heart. This was where no words were needed. I stood and looked out at the ocean that seems to continue forever as the waves spoke. I sat down in my beach chair and I could feel the pain ease from my arms and I started to doze to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore.
Come away with me my friend
Let us listen to the waves
We can now forget the cloudy past
Let us plan for brighter days
All those tears are behind us now
Come away with me my friend
Let’s splash our way along the beach
Together to the very end.
This was sent to me on Saturday from a dear friend.
Yes, I want to plan for brighter days and I couldn’t have thought of a better way to do it. Going to the ocean was the perfect beginning!