After a series of terribly stressful days dealing with my ex-husband, culminating in a long string of painful text messages yesterday, I took the kids out last night for a walk and took these pictures. I needed to center myself, to remind myself there's a silver lining in everything. I'm fortunate to have two in my life.
Sometimes I need reminders that Alex, Ella, and I are on a path. Not just a path, an adventure. I felt myself needing to be very still, even in the middle of the park with my kids wresting in the corner.
(Cool item of note: the picture of the people standing around in the park are actors rehearsing A Midsummer Night's Dream. *smile* )
Today, I need to keep moving. So I will go about my day as I would normally do.
After the long-distance hug from my parents, I will work hard at a job I love, have lunch with a dear friend, make a fabulous dinner for the kids, and meet with my writers group this evening. Maybe I'll get a poem out of this.
The best thing I can do right now is move forward.
"We all have reasons
to keep things whole."
~ Mark Strand.