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Last Weekend of Summer


For the past year the universe has stressed, in every way possible, the lesson I must be here to learn. The first time I heard the words "it's the process" was in an embroidery class. Handwork is a slow process, one of delicate precision, thorough study, careful attention and deliberate action. The seed was planted; the first steps of the journey taken, and as a way of being mindful of a focused life, I adopted the tagline, "It's the process".

One year ago today, I was admitted to the hospital, my future uncertain, but quickly, and deliberately, a plan of action was set in motion.  The process of saving my life became the focus and I stepped onto the path of renewal. It was a roller coaster and I road it with little emotion, understanding the course could not be altered. Thus, began the process of healing.


The process was extremely difficult, but everyday brought improvement, sometimes slow, but often happening in leaps. The journey has been interesting, uncomfortable, enlightening and, even, incomprehensible, but one thing is certain, the process continues.

The lesson of life's process has recurred through knitting, and it has been stressed in a new favorite summer pastime, gardening. There is no way to get away from the fact that it IS the process, baby. The process is ongoing, never ending.

September is the month of my "rebirth" and I can't help but celebrate life's wonderful processes.  Thank you for being part of this journey, for reading, and celebrating with me. The process continues!


From one mended heart to another, Margene -

Why is it that we sometimes need a big slap up the side of our heads, like heart surgery for you and breast cancer for me, to make a gal realize how precious our good health truly is. Enjoy everyday - that can be another mantra! Here's to many more years of good health!

Happy re-birth day! So glad you're getting stronger, and have a heart that's better than ever. And so glad to have you as a friend!

Happy Renewal Margene! So glad this past year is under your belt and hope this next one is a bit easier.

The product is pretty grand, too. Hugs to you!

Re-birth it is!! Hugs from all of us. xoxo

We appreciate you sharing your process journey with us and having the opportunity to celebrate your Re-birth with you.

Well said Margene!

Here is to an amazing rebirth year #2!

Count me in the 'I can't believe it's been a year" Happy One Year to you and here's to more healing...

Thanks for sharing your journey and process:)

Thank God you're alive, Margene! Love you!

ooohhh! I love it! TWO birthdays for Margene! Yipppeee!
And yes, I concur about the process - no matter how hard we attempt to peek around the corner into the future, we are always still here in the now.
Slow and steady, dear one.

Holy Crap! A year? Really? Wow. That horrible week/month seems ages ago. You have come so far and I am so proud of you for taking on this challenge with such courage and strength. You've come a long way in a year, baby.


You've taught us some valuable lessons and I thank you. Happy rebirth-day!

Congratulations on the anniversary of your rebirth!!! I'm sending joy and hugs to you. You are truly wonderful. :) xoxox

I love you Margene!!! XOXOXOXOX

Happy Healthy Heart Day!!! Lovely to spend another year with you. I think that you look healthier since the garden started growing. Hmmmm. Stay well and happy!

Susan in Cincinnati

So glad that you are here to share the process with us!

I for one am so grateful that you made it... you have become an important part of my daily process through the wheel of life and I would have missed you so much!

That was a very fast year for me. I look forward when you celebrate 11 years like I did on the 3rd of August!

Congratulations, may you celebrate many many more.

Happy important day Margene, I hope the process will continue on its successful path hugs :)

Wishing you continued good health and lots more processing!

Happy Re-birthday Margene! You are such an inspiration, without even meaning to be, which makes it all the more wonderful.

And we're lucky to get to be here with you! Happy Re-Birthday, Margene!

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