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Finally going home!

Hello, my WordPress friends!

In the last few months, I have not been writing here as much as I used to and there is a miraculous reason for that. It is now time that I share that with you. I am going home! I have been working hard to achieve the final goals in this process and haven’t had time to write as much as I love to.

For 7 years I have been in a nursing home. I came close to death at least twice and often am struck by the miraculous power of God! I was in need of 24-hour care due to the effects of obesity that came from an addiction to food. I certainly put my body through too much and have recently discovered that I was  committing suicide by fork. There are many valid reasons for my state but on this wonderous day, I wish only to share a bit about the journey out of that pit of despair and confusion, of which this building is but a symbol.

Two and a half years ago after teetering on the precipice between this world and the next, I woke up. I can not tell you the moment or that there were any words that accompanied this flow of grace to me and my life but the results testify to its truth. I began to make changes to what I ate when I ate and my relationship with food began to be purified. Prayer has always been a core of my life but something changed. I believe it was a deepening of faith that I was loved by the Almighty. I don’t know for sure. For these last years, I have released a ton of weight and I have worked my body in a balanced but insistent way showing it the same grace that was shown to me. I have learned that it is important to love and care for myself and I continue to learn wonderful ways to do that.

Tears are flowing with gratitude on this day that I leave this place that has housed me for so long. There have been bad times but there have also been times of true caring. Friendships forged and lessons learned. One of the things I have learned is that true happiness does not come from a place or things or even people. Happiness is a spiritual state that can be achieved anywhere.

Now I will leave here and start a new chapter in my life. I am so excited to give back and serve mankind in whatever small ways I can.

I am going home, dear friends!

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O SON OF SPIRIT! Noble have I created thee, yet though hast abased thyself. Rise then unto that for which thou was created.~Baha’u’llah

 

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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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47 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Carolyn, congratulations on coming home! Your post is very inspirational to me as I’ve had weight issues for as long as I can remember. I am muddling through trying to lose what I need. Anyway, you’ve given me much hope this morning. I wish you the very best in this new chapter of your life! May God continue to bless you!

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  2. Congratulations my friend and thank you for sharing with your wp family. Welcome to your home, new healthy life and wishing you continuous inspiration in your gift of writing. Cheryl-Lynn

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  3. Superb Carol! So pleased for you….My warmest congratulations….prayers and blessings go with you….stay with you. Great news….Sending you Loads of Hugs…and LOVE!!!! 🎊🎊🎊🎊💕💕💕💕💕💕

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  4. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! Your post is inspiring. So many people struggle with maintaining not just a healthy weight but a healthy relationship with food. I wish you the very best in this new chapter you’re starting in your life. God bless you, your family and all you do.

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  5. Dear dear Carol, I am covered in goosebumps and am crying. I am SO happy for you that you are finally going home and after such a testimony of what the Love of God can do. I am so proud of you and my Faith in you will not falter as you come HOME your Journey will only continue as you become stronger and stronger. What a story! You should be featured on a TV program about success stories. Yours is absolutely incredible!!! I’m still crying!!! Congratulations on all the hard work you have done for you! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  6. Mécou Carol! oh Carol! I do love you so much! To read these words mid-day at the office and hold back my tears was a feat in itself, but your conquering made me smile oh so much. I’m thanking the heavens for this post! for you, your story, your inspiration and all your prayers. It has been so long since I’ve visited your space, and for the life of me have no reasons for why I chose to click “HOME” before the most recent post or another–maybe it that’s evidence as to how high your vibrations were when you spoke this letter. I know if I never read another post from you [please don’t do that to me! us! ^_^] Please do overstand, I am delighted and beyond thankful to know you battled and conquered in such a way!

    You are divinity personified! ♥ Jahla!!! ….

    –♥Egypt

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