Friday, June 07, 2013

Not TRYING to Make You Cry...

Honestly, I'm not TRYING to make you cry.  And maybe you WON'T cry.  Maybe I'M the crier.  (Well, okay, I am DEFINITELY the crier.)

I graduated from the Life of a Yogi yoga teacher training this past Sunday, laying to rest forever my chronic pain odyssey.  The gratitude I feel knows no bounds.

Here is Sri Dharma Mittra bestowing the diploma upon me, surrounded by the love of my family who have walked every step of this miraculous journey with me.

 

Note that I am the only person crying.


(In my defense, I was a little rocked by the news that while we were all in New York City, our BBQ area in our backyard was on fire.  More about that later.  It was a big day.)

11 comments:

Eileen Jackson said...

You totally made me cry.

Karen Stopnicki said...

Yep, made me cry. Congratulations on your wonderful achievement, you are an inspiration.

Tenna Draper said...

Congratulations Barb! If you open a class in Austin, maybe I'll come see you sometime!

(See, I'm kind of toying with the idea of moving to Texas after retirement...it's not firm or anything, and might be more dream than reality..)

Suburban Correspondent said...

Congratulations!

Donna said...

Since I am in Austin I could really show up at a class you teach. Please let us all know where and when.

smalltownme said...

I think a lot of people were misty. Congratulations!

Jennie De Groot said...

Magnificent! Oh my, the journey was hard but I am so impressed by you and your openness.

Lomagirl said...

You did make me tear up! I've followed your journey here on FB and I know some of what this means to you. Major congratulations!
(And next time you are in DFW I'm coming to the Original Pancake House- still sad I missed the last meetup.)

Susan said...

What a wonderful day for you - the tears are perfect!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Brava! Your smile says it all. Congratulations!

Kathy said...

Totally effin' crying.