REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE, SPIRITUALITY, BELIEF, FAITH, PRAYER, AND MORE
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Wednesday 6/17/09 - "THE SHRINE IN PICTURES"
The Millennium Spire
Our Lady of Guadalupe Hill
The natural beauty of the surroundings
The main shrine/amphitheater
On the stage of the amphitheater
"THE SHRINE IN PICTURES"
These are some of the sights I saw in the two days we spent at the Our Lady of the Snows Shrine.
It rained like crazy the second morning and early afternoon, but I just waited till it ended about 2 p.m. While waiting, I did some shopping for a few needed items and went to a great AA meeting. Then with the rain over, I went out to do some more touring of the grounds. I went for a nature walk on a trail I had seen the times we had visited before, but had never had the chance to walk. It was wet. I was totally alone. It was wonderful.
I had almost the entire place to myself. There were very few people in any of the shrine areas I visited that Monday. I can't describe how it felt to be in such total solitude in the center of all that beauty, peace, and tranquility. Priceless. No words can describe it. ...What a lucky, lucky lady I am, a lucky lady indeed.... (That line is a modification of one that comes from a children's book that was one of my favorites when I was very little. I would have my mother read it over and over till I was able to read it over and over myself - "Mrs. Ticklefeather" was the name.)
Well, I'm tickled pink that the blogger picture function is up and running today. I have more for another time. I'll try to be discriminating in choosing.
I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.