I thought maybe my first post of 2014 would be the typical “yay it’s the first post of the new year!” kind of post. Where I speak of new year stuff. Maybe a few simple resolutions, or things I want to do differently, or habits I need to change. But to be completely honest I wasn’t feeling it. And then -26 degrees hit this morning and I really wasn’t feeling it. It’s cold. And then it was just an emotional day. One of those days as a parent that you are extremely grateful yet completely terrified of what the future holds. Everything is fine, in fact, it’s good. Yet it’s hard. And that’s all I really want to say about that right now. So yeah, not feeling the whole “yay it’s a new year” kind of post.
So instead, I’m remembering summer on this record breaking cold night. I’m looking over these photos of my kids by the lake waiting for the fireflies, as I caught the light that surrounded them. And that’s what it’s about, isn’t it? Looking for the light that surrounds them. It’s all around them. I could stare at these photos all night and dream of being there again….on that humid summer evening watching them surrounded by the light.
Resting in the promise of warmer days ahead and feeling the light.