|Ruins of the Agora Market in Thessaloniki|
Modern apartment complexes and stores
overlook this part of the Roman Forum.
We visited the city, shopping for items unavailable to us in Kosovo and dropping in at the local Starbucks. I truly enjoyed the rib platter at T.G.I. Friday’s. Thessaloniki offers a taste of “home.”
But the true treasure I found…the secret the city holds was revealed to me this past week. As many of my readers know, three years ago on October 29, my husband died from injuries he sustained in a bicycle accident. Losing him has been the most difficult experience of my life.
|Modern day Thessaloniki is a vibrant city.|
I feel that way about my life. I will never forget Tom. I will ever be shaped by our forty-three years together. Yet I am growing and changing. I have purpose. I have the opportunity to embrace new experiences without giving up the treasure of my past. The treasure of being his wife.
Everyone in Thessaloniki seems to be moving. Like most of life. It strikes me that I no longer feel as if I’m being swept along in the flow or trying to paddle the other direction. I feel as if I am in pace with everyone else. The best part? I know I’m heading in the right direction.
|This old church remains in a parklike setting|
beneath the ever growing modern city on the sea.