Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Leap Year

"All growth is a leap in the dark, 
a spontaneous unpremeditated act 
without benefit of experience."

—Henry Miller

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.


  1. Happiest and sweetest of Years to you, your hottie hubby and your kids (and aunt Winnie, your mom, etc!!!)
    I started this year with faith in myself, faith in others. Lets hope it keeps on going.

  2. Well wishes to all of you! I love the way you describe our amazing community and count myself blessed to be a part of it.

  3. Well you know how I've been. Thank you for your kind comments and Happy New Year to you and yours. xx

  4. Happy Happy to you, my sister! Love this place and love you, too!

  5. I was was trying to work out how I found you and it must be through Elizabeth, a few comments above.

    I think I may have followed her over from another blogger friend's place which is one of the delicious things about the blogging world. It's like a standing invitation to join a group or conversation where there's always room for one more and all you need do is bring your best self to the gathering.

    Looking above my comment now, I see a one from Gradydoctor and since I spent so much time there as a rep in my previous life before moving to England, that might well have been my introduction.

    Either way, I'm happy to be here.

  6. Challenges everywere, indeed! That's the way of the world, isn't it? Glad to hear you're cocooning -- that sounds like a sensible response to January.

  7. Oh, you know I am praying for her wildest dream to come true!

  8. And you, at mine. Thank-you, love. So much.

  9. I hope your sweet girl gets in to her first choice of school with no hitches. I love your cocooning idea...that is what I'm doing today...I am tired for some reason, no energy...

    Best to you all


  10. I'm getting the feeling that it's going to be a crazy year for everyone. We're all in the same boat, more or less.

  11. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers....even lighting a candle! I am so glad to have these times behind us...some of the most stressful for EVERYONE concerned!

  12. Keeping everything crossed for your beauty's wildest dreams!!!

    So happy to be here, with you, in this sacred space. We are led, aren't we?

    With so much love...

  13. Praying for your sweet girl!
    it will be hard for you.
    thankyou for your WONDERFUL encouragement
    Love Gabs xxx