Story from Katherine
[Belle’s note: have tissues handy]
Hi Belle, there is a recovery story behind my bike picture that I want to share with you… The first picture [I took] yesterday was of my bike in the garage and seeing the dusty, cob web covered bike “hanging upside down” on the hooks! I thought ‘well, nothing like taking a crappy pic to send to Belle and share this disappointing bike situation with everyone…but oh well…it is what it is!”
Then I realized why I didn’t like the upside down bike photo…it was like ME drinking! The upside down bike resembled my drinking life being ‘upside down’! I too have sat in a dark place, feeling all alone with drink in hand and letting cob webs fill my heart and soul. Stuck upside down, getting less air in my tires and more creepy spiders on me and in my head!
When my hubby had asked me where I went with the camera outside, I told him about the ‘bike photo’ and he seemed pleased and interested. I then jumped in the shower and thought about all of this and realized how symbolic it all was. A bit later I looked out the back window and saw MY bike and my hubby was cleaning it off! I realized it was like how he has lovingly supported me in getting clean and ‘right side up’ and ready to start peddling again! I didn’t ask him to do that for me….he just did it! I saw how much he loves me!
So the shadow picture today means…. “Look at ME!!! I’m here in the sunshine making a beautiful shadow! No more upside down, dirty, dark garage for me to sit and rot in…it’s time to GET MOVING and GO PLACES!!!” This girl and bike have adventures to go on!
Bet you didn’t realize how much would come from this bike assignment! lol I didn’t either, but I’m so glad I did it! Another successful recovery assignment! Wow! Thank you, thank you, thank you! My bike even thanks you! lol Hugs, Katherine
Assignment #3 Bikes.
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