95 Days…Life is Magical

“Life is magical when you are drunk with love”

Today was one of those magical days when everything just seems like it fails into place…and you have to try and keep your feet on the ground, even when you feel so light and your head is touching the clouds.

Today I was able to obtain my signed medical form without going through a million hoops…when yesterday I was so incredibly frustrated because I was told that it might take up to a month just to get the paperwork I needed to have the medical form signed…I waited for over an hour in the office…but it wasn’t important when I walked out of there with one of the forms I needed…signed, sealed and delivered to me…

Patrick did more than his part today…taking time to visit the VFC office and by the time he left…he felt at lot more comfortable and really positive with what we needed to do…he said that he felt like it was like “a breakthrough” it appears that we have a plan…a more definitive plan which up until now…appeared very fuzzy and undefined…

Remember when I told you of my daughter’s dream over 20 years ago?…another magical…goosebumps kind of even happened today…he went home after visiting the VFC office in the morning…it had been closed due to a power outage…and started cleaning up some things…while he was clearing up and he found the keys to his wall safe that he hadn’t opened for a long time…

He really didn’t think that there would be anything in it…when he went to open the safe…there were two little boxes…in one box there was a Tourmaline, it was a gemstone he had bought 25 or so years and hadn’t seen since…through the years he remembers thinking about making it into a pendant for his wife at the time…but never did…

He told me today that it was meant for me…somewhere…somehow in a funny way…it was meant for me…long before we knew of each other…many miles away…our lives were intertwined…in all of these magical ways that are unexplainable…

He said, “that it gave me such a warm kind of feeling that I could give you something other than going into a shop and buying (he had talked of wanting to buy me jewelry of Tourmaline when we were together here in the US)…but something I had bought so long ago and not knowing really who it was for…it was a day filled with you in my life…just a very strong you with me…you are always with me, but today it was very poignant…it was very personal and deep feeling…”

I had always known that this part of my life would be the best years…that the pain and loneliness that I had traveled with most of my life would be gone and I would be given many blessings of favor…I had no idea that God had such unbelievable gifts in store…every day I am overwhelmed with the exquisite wonderful life that I am being offered…

“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.” 
― Nora Roberts

Champagne Bubbles

 

 

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..Did you know that champagne was an accidental discovery around approximately 1700 AD by Dom Perignon..a monk who was making wine for his brothers in the monastery…he forgot to complete the fermentation process before he bottling and corking the wine..

During the cold winter months..the fermentation process was dormant..when spring arrived and the temperatures rose..the wine started fermenting again..the carbon dioxide was trapped in the bottles and started exploding…he opened a bottle still intact to taste it..and supposedly exclaimed..“Come quickly! I’m drinking stars!”..

I want to drink the stars….How often do we settle for drinking a somewhat “decent” wine instead of going through the arduous task of waiting to become the “champagne” of life..we don’t like to wait..we are such an impatient breed..we don’t want to experience the difficult and painful places..and often settle for becoming and experiencing the commonplace…most often missing out on the most magnificent and extraordinary of times..if we had only waited…

As the fermentation proceeds, yeast cells die and after several months...how many times have I felt that I was dying..the fermentation is complete..and just when I thought that I would rise…I was back in the dark again..However, the Champagne continues to age in the cool cellar for several more years resulting in a toasty, yeasty characteristic. During this aging period, the yeast cells split open and literally spill their guts into the solution imparting complex, yeasty flavors to the Champagne…how many times have you felt your guts being spilled in grief and pain..feeling like the pain would never end… The best and most expensive Champagne is aged for five or more years…but I have just becoming the best that I can be..and you are too..

The Champagne bottle is kept upside down while the neck is frozen in an ice-salt bath. This procedure results in the formation of a plug of frozen wine containing the dead yeast cells…our refinement is still not finished..the dross of our life is removed…the impurities.. The bottle cap is then removed and the pressure of the carbon dioxide gas in the bottle forces the plug of frozen wine out leaving behind clear Champagne. 

Our hearts become purified…we can taste the stars..and become the stars for the world to taste and see…we become magical…we are the magic…

..So just remember..when you are in the darkest of cellars in your life…you are just becoming refined…when you feel upside down in a ice-salt bath..you are becoming an exquisite, miraculous,  one-of-a-kind  bubbly star in our universe…

Be patient with the process…

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