On the 27th of April, Barefoot Wellness Studio had an open house including:
Strangers are just friends I haven’t met yet.”
Two other members of the circle had birthdays on the 13th of a month and were 26 years old. I thought that last connection might have been a bit of a stretch, but I let it sway me anyway. It sealed the deal.
I was exactly where I should have been with the man of my reality and my new friends.
After the group cleared out, John and I enjoyed chatting with Mickey about everything from bird watching and gardening to working on Wall Street. We exchanged information, and she left us with this tidbit:
Everyday you get to choose your family. YOU choose.
It was an interesting time to hear those words, knowing my mother gave up custody to begin with, my father killed himself in August the same day I found out about making it on 72 Hours, I almost died in October, my step mom decided to sell the house and move to Maui to be with her daughter, my siblings are strewn across the United States, my aunts, cousins, and grandma are just hours away, but I barely see them…
So the timing was perfect and profound. The truth is, from the time my dad sat me down the first time at 6 and told me the story of my childhood to when my folks dropped me off in International Cluster, Student Home Gibraltar at Milton Hershey School, I’ve been picking and choosing my family.
Don’t we all do that?
I’ve got brothers and sisters from the Milt. Parental figures from the Milt, the Army, and my adventures. I’ve been choosing my family for a long time.
This past Saturday we linked back up with Mickey at Betsy’s Bakery (Most AMAZING gluten free spot in the area!!!) for lunch. She surprised us with a reading she did for us along with a written copy of the Healing Stone Companions she chose for us, plus the stones.
The most interesting part of it all…
She had to do a joined reading because she could not separate my soul from John’s nor his from mine.
See our reading HERE. 🙂