I took a break last week from my blogging and my writing. I settled in on vacation with my family and tried to be present for all of it.
And you know what? It was amazing. It was the epitome of the wonder I am seeking year long.
This was last week. Beautiful beach. Sea air. Colder but still majestic. Today? I sit staring out at the first full day of spring- watching the skies dump huge amounts of snow for hours upon hours.
I see the wonder in both. I am so lucky!
The point of choosing a word is so you can have focus. So you can enhance your life and hopefully other’s lives. I feel blessed because I am finding the wonder in each thing. And it is such an amazing quest to be on.
Dont misunderstand me; not everything is perfect or without stress sometimes- but this word is leading me intentionally to seek the joy; the wonder.
I’m feeling all the feels today. Full of wonder and gratitude. Even surrounded by inclement weather, I feel the sunshine. This man, my husband, turns 43 today! And I am in wonder every day that we get to share this life together. It is a blessing. I see it for what it is. That is a gift in and of itself.
I am also feeling a touch of melancholy today. You see, this 43rd birthday for my husband has been huge for me. My father died when he was 42. I was 7 and at the time it seemed as though he was so old. I remember being perplexed when people said, “Oh, he was so young…” I was cognizant of many things all year that my husband was 42. I was aware we also had 4 children. That we also had a 7 year old. The familiar roles were at times, startling.
And now, today, he is 43. The spell has been broken. We are together and we are living on. Sometimes tedious, sometimes hard but always, always full of wonder.