Yesterday my unbelievably wonderful daughter stepped onto a school bus for the first time and rode off into the sunRISE (literally) as she embarked on yet another amazing chapter of her life. With every new milestone my children experience I am reminded of the beauty AND inevitability of change and growth. It takes my breath away knowing that they truly are their own beings with their own journey’s and we are merely here to guide and protect them. Sometimes that growth comes with pain and struggle, but mostly with great joy.
As the summer is coming to a close I find that I’m a bit reflective of this idea of growth. I made a concerted effort over the summer to slow down. To focus on family and find my peace again. It has truly been a life changing summer full of adventure, as well as, some much needed stillness. We took a family outing to visit a sunflower farm over the summer and I will share some photos below, because I think these flowers are so symbolic of that personal growth we all experience. That constant searching for the “light”. They are so statuesque, strong, happy and always looking towards the sunshine. Life can really throw us for a loop sometimes, kick us while we’re down even, but the most beautiful things come from our struggles. Perception is key. It is my hope that everyone can experience that same feeling of standing tall, peacefulness imprinted on your face and in your heart while you bask in the glorious light of the sun. We were all given this life for reason, LOVE it and EMBRACE it with everything you’ve got!!!!!!