As I celebrate another trip around the sun today, these favorite lines from e.e cummings are circling through my mind. The blue true dream of sky has been on vivid display this week, whispering the promise of Spring - and reminding me just how grateful I am for these days and their infinite possibilities.
The past year has been full of ups and downs. I have learned hard lessons and celebrated incredible opportunities - often arriving hand in hand. The elements that have provided grounding in earlier seasons - a certainty of my place in the world, defined responsibilities, and a set schedule - seem ever-changing in the present. But one beautiful constant remains gratitude: for these days and their experiences, the loved ones with whom I am able to share them, and the God by whose grace it is all - amazingly - possible.
In grateful anticipation of what lies ahead...