This little lighthouse has been "my" little lighthouse for my whole 53 year journey...... It has been my playground.
My refuge and the keeper of my hopes.
It has been the witness to my fears...And an ear to my pleadings. It stands firm as a monument from whence I set sail... And a pillar to where I am yet to go.
I have stood here and laughed.
I have stood here and cried.
I have stood here deeply, madly passionately in love.
And I have stood here with my heart so broken it defied logic that it could keep on beating.
I have stood here silently watching the ashes of a love drift away.....
And I have stood here and felt the wondrous miracle of new life moving within me.
I have stood here and watched the sun begin it's day.
And seen the moon bathe in gold its horizon.
I have stood here in solitude.
I have stood here holding a warm and gentle hand.
I have stood here in death.
I have stood here in life.
I have stood here in summer and sat here in the bleakness of the coldest winter...... And through it all.......
my lighthouse stood alongside me.
It's blistered red paint door, calling me home...but rarely inviting me in.
Today I will NOT stand at my lighthouse.
But I will stand alongside my lighthouse people.
For some times in life, we are blessed. Blessed to have people to stand by. People that will serve to shine light in our darkness. People who keep us safe from the fiercest crashing waves. People who are firmly rooted in the ground and are sturdy enough to lean on. People that lay welcome mats at their front doors and people you know will always be standing exactly where you left them.
They will be standing there, because just like "your" lighthouse -they are "your" people...they are yours and you will cherish them for a lifetime... So to my lighthouse crew.... I simply bow my head and with a heart bursting with gratitude -
I say Thank You......
Thank you for your shining lights and guiding me back home......
21st June 2018
And a lighthouse or 3