But on a more immediate, or personal level it may just be that sensation of relief when a huge emotional burden has lifted - perhaps the realisation that you no longer need to feel overly concerned, or worry about another person, and their health or well-being.
This post is a wee bit late for this "Freedom" blog tour, because we had a visitor; a person we have had little contact with for a very long time. We've often thought about her, tried to keep contact, but for various reasons she cut us off. Being my God-child, I always felt I needed to be there for her, watching out for her. But living in different cities, and with the many hurts that were visited upon her in her early life, she cut herself off from her extended family. On my part, I often thought of her...wondered what she was doing...how her kids were....
Facebook is a marvellous method of communication.
It allows a neutral territory for people to re-ignite old friendships. And so it was that my two daughters began a conversation with my niece, my God-daughter, which lead to her paying us a visit. I was overwhelmed with joy, with relief that she could be part of our lives. As for her, she now realises that there is a big family of cousins, and Aunts and Uncles out there she can be part of. She's reaching out now, and we made sure she knew she was welcome!
She and I had time to talk on our own. She said she had been so scared of being rejected she cut us all out. So I told her how much I really appreciated her and her reaching out.
Amazing how when we were talking, that a huge cloud of anxiety lifted, replaced with a sense of relief.
Later on when my wife and I were chatting, I remarked of how I felt a cloud had lifted. A huge weight had tumbled out of the way.
So yes Freedom.
Finally. Phew, what a relief! Freedom! That feels so good.
Freedom to just be friends.
Today's post is in conjunction with the Blog-A-Licious Blog Tour - a fantastic blog hop that brings together bloggers of all genres, backgrounds and locations. In today's hop, the blog featured before my site holesinmysoles.blogspot.com/ is La Vonya's - battered-not-broken.blogspot.com/ Get across there and check it out. Particularly useful site for those on the healing journey from a relationship break up. La Vonya's got the time to care, and words to spare.
The blog after Holes in My Soles is remembernewvember.blogspot.com/ by Jenny, a writer. Check her out also.
1. Sonia Rumzi - http://soniarumzi.com/
2. DK Levick - http://dklevick.wordpress.com/
3. Dora - http://peacefrompieces.blogspot.com/
4. Karen - http://britsunited.blogspot.com/
5.. La Vonya - http://www.battered-not-broken.blogspot.com/
6. Jim - http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com/
7. Jennifer - http://remembernewvember.blogspot.com/
8. Lucy - http://lifethrulucylasticaslense.blogspot.com/
9. Shelley - http://bookfare.blogspot.com/
10. Ryder - http://ryderislington.wordpress.com/
11. Janki - http://janukulkarni.blogspot.com/
12. Tosh - http://totsymae.com/
13. Dennis - http://www.bryanrdennis.com/
14. Karen - http://karenvwasylowski.blogspot.com/
15. Roy - http://royd-spiltmilk.blogspot.com/
16. Dora - http://blogaliciousblogs.blogspot.com/