Thank you for your kind comments and birthday wishes for my dear mother. She was overwhelmed that so many 'friends' she has never met took the time to give her birthday greetings.
I am far behind with responses to comments. Each of your sweet comments mean so much to me. I hope to catch up soon. In the meantime I will try to stop longing to be where I am not - by the waves of the majestic Pacific Ocean. Instead, I will do what I must and will treasure the time away to rest and relax and be with the people I love so dearly.
(A gentle reminder. Slow down - breathe - relax.)