you reminded me with your letter about the need to be fully present for both the good and the bad. it's so easy to claim with gratitude the moments we want to savor, but it's harder to want to feel fully the emotions that go along with disappointment or anger.
i struggle with how to feel both - with not stuffing down or negating the emotions that can be seen as negative. there are so many times that i feel like i don't have the luxury to sit with my emotions or feelings. it's hardly convenient.
- from hello there, friend blog
On this morning, I knew the rare luxury of sneaking out early and sharing moments and sharing life. The struggles still fresh, the unknown still unnerving, yet hope always balm.