Slow Down, Breathe and Take Care

© 2012 Debbie Overton Photography
Have you ever longed for just a few moments of complete silence and then didn’t know what to do with the quietness that surrounds you?  I had one of those moments today – a stillness that I had not felt in a very long time.  Even the birds that are normally chirping out on the deck scattered to the tree tops – not a sound – not even the little noise you often hear within your home when no one else is there.  I needed those few moments to just breathe and remind myself – I need to take care of myself in order to be there for those around me.

As I mentioned in my last post [intlink id="4063" type="post"]here[/intlink] our family has and is facing uncertainties of what tomorrow will bring.  We now know my Dad has Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and he started treatment yesterday with a very good prognosis from his physician.  Steve has his knee surgery next Wednesday and if things go well, as we expect – I will be heading to Arkansas soon to spend time with my parents and Colby.

Because of my own health problems over the past several years – I learned to slow down, breathe and take care of myself during stressful times.  Although it would have been easy to hide in a dark closet – and pray that everything would go away – it does not work like that.   As my long-time readers know I rediscovered my love of nature shortly after our move from Arkansas to SE Coastal Georgia through the lens of my camera.  My camera has allowed me to explore projects – new and old – and to keep me from running to one of the many closets in our home over the past weeks. 

Four months ago standing on the edge of the crashing surf brought peace and clarity to me – now it’s standing on the overlook of the mountains that projects are coming back to life after being on the back burner for so long.  Before long you will start to see little changes taking place on my website to reflect my life  – past + present + future as an artist and photographer.

So instead of running for the dark closet when I don’t know what to say or do – I pray and look through the lens of my camera. 

© 2012 Debbie Overton Signature

 

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  • Gary Pieper - May 5, 2012 - 10:42 pm

    Debbie, remain strong. You and your family are in my prayers. May God bless you all with healing. Take care—-GaryReplyCancel

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