"All growth is a leap in the dark,
a spontaneous unpremeditated act
without benefit of experience."
I think I am cocooning, getting set up for the year. A leap year, by the way. And indeed, this will be the year my youngest leaps into her future. College! All the applications are out the door, all the financial forms have been dutifully filled out and submitted, and now the waiting. Please pray for her wildest dreams to be realized. She so deserves it. She's worked hard.
Lots of thoughts and insights swirling in my head and heart. Some regret. Shoulders braced with resignation at the new shape of some things. But the people I love best, those closest in my heart, they're all doing fine in the ways that matter. Challenges everywhere, but nothing that will destroy us. Onward! I will write more when I can think more clearly.
I do want to say thank you for the kind comments and wishes on my last post, all you dear souls who live in this wondrous place with me, who come here and tap away at the keys, peering into the internets knowing that many who love you are peering back, glad of your arrival, hearts filling at each new sharing of our lives. What is geography compared to this small intimate place where we meet unadorned. Where souls rise up and say, hey, there you are. How I've missed you, friend. How goes your day?
Gosh, I'm glad to be here with you. And now I'm signing off and heading home from another day in the office, excited to see my lovely man and my sweet quirky girl.