Monday, February 1, 2016

hello there, friend,

a new week begins after a weekend of juxtapositions. the weather was brilliant, sunny and warm - unusually so for january, but here in southwestern virginia this happens once or twice in the winter months. a day or two to hang out laundry, watch the snow completely melt away, open the windows and enjoy the fresh air. we tended to things around the house, things we've put off for years (changing light bulbs, hanging up pegboards for coats and towels, fixing broken dresser drawers, etc.).

at the same time our community suffered a tragic loss and my kids go to school today without one of their classmates. i wonder how this will affect them and those around them, i wonder how we can possibly assimilate this news. as we continue to walk through their childhood, i wonder how to hold on and let go at the same time, and today i just want to hold them close.