Here are some random photos of the lovely sunrises and sunsets I’ve witnessed recently. Our neighbor has a donkey, named Clark, that blesses us with its loud, strange and wonderful voice every day and night… and we all love it. I’ve been getting up early in the morning to get to the gym for the past couple of weeks; I’ve been tired as I’ve gotten used to the new schedule, but I think I like it– getting to work out in the quiet of the gym, seeing the glory of the sun coming up over the mountains, being awake and ready for my kids when they wake up, and not worrying about finding people to watch my kids for me on a daily basis, these are all good changes to my life.
The recent change in weather, the slowing of our days, and the calming down of our summer adventures at this end-of-summer-beginning-of-school season/fall time of year put me down in the depths of sadness and fear about Matt being away for so long, but, with the support of people who care about me, I’ve navigated the transition and now feel much more creative, excited about the opportunities we have here, happy to have this space in my life to relax without the stress of job/Navy/moving/cancer, and trusting that things are and will be just fine. And on it goes, up and down with the tides of life, and all is well.