Monday, May 10, 2010

Westward Currents

At exactly 7:00 Eastern time, The Family Joy sat gathered around the family dining table.

At the very same moment, it was 4:00 Pacific time and Grandma Seattle was meeting with her boss.

I knew she was worried about the meeting, the company she's been with for 10 years is changing.

[And, to state the obvious, change is hard.]

We stopped dinner and thought of Grandma Seattle.

"Close your eyes," K suggested to the kids.

"Say 'I'm thinking of you Grandma and I hope everything turns out just the way you want it to,' but don't say it out loud, just think it in your head," he told them.

The four of us sat with our eyes squeezed shut, concentrating, sending this message.

"Now," I said, "imagine there's a great red, swoop of love that rushes right out of the top of your head. Imagine it sweeping over all of the states in our country and traveling all the way to Seattle. Imagine it finding Grandma and swooping down and flowing right into her body."

Four sets of eyes remained tightly shut as a great red swath of love rode the wind westward.

"Let's send her kisses," The Rooster suggested.

And a thousand kisses flew from our windows and fluttered off to the great northwest.

We love you and we're thinking about you, Mom.


John Ross said...

Ok, that's both cute and touching.

It's also a good lesson for the kids.

Good on ya.

Rachel said...

so beautiful.
I love how you made the visual.

That's fantastic.

Michelle | graphic design pictures said...

Change is always hard but sometimes it can be a good challenge and a nice change of pace from the usual routine.

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Love this - am doing the same for my sister right now.

furiousBall said...

very sweet, i needed this today.

Anonymous said...

Send lots more love for noon PST today. Love Grandma Seattle

Misty said...

I love this. It is my kind of 'prayer'.

Magimom said...

How sweet to send such wonderfully powerful love and thoughts and kisses her way! I hope the meeting turned out the way she wanted it to!

Virtualsprite said...

What a wonderful idea! I hope everything turned out well for Mom.

Kyla said...

Beautiful moment!