Tonight as I was cleaning out files I found this image I took at the beginning of the winter. A magical moment looking out the kitchen window when we spotted a beautiful owl in our tree.
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible
This year I was not ready for winter....I wanted more healing evenings paddling on the serene lake...more warm sunshine on my skin...more time puttering in my rather sorry looking gardens...more yoga in the morning light on the deck...more sundresses and flip flops...more summer sounds of softly rustling leaves on these same snow covered branches...more reading in heaps with the boys on the sofa on lazy mornings...more cool strolls in the forest filled with bird songs...more fresh picked fruit and sun warmed berries...more unscheduled days savouring my boys...more evenings on the porch at sunset...more boy time at the beach...more biking and badminton matches...more campfires...more star gazing...more summer.
It's been a really challenging year filled with questions, soul searching, growing as a parent, wife and a person and just getting by at times. I know this long winter of impossible dilemmas and a heavy heart has come for a reason and I have faith that I will find my way back to the ease and comfort of summer. My season of hibernating and hesitantly finding my way is nearing an end, I am ready to embrace my invincible summer within.
Winter has a beauty of it's own and some lovely aspects but I hope you will join me friends for the best summer ever.