I've managed (knock on wood) to create a balance in my life that can only be attributed to a renewed faith and a commitment to prayer and peace, kindness and gratitude. I won't go into all the details here, but suffice it to say that the last 3 months have revealed a "whole" me, a woman who has left resentment and regret behind, fully focused, now, on the joys ahead of me. Tomorrow may rear its ugly head in some stark reality of tragedy or ugliness, but I'll be facing it with a wholeness of good and humble self I've not felt in quite some time.
[The image above is of dear Gideon, home from the groomer on Saturday, where they shampooed him to perfection. Like a clean baby all powdered and snuggly, he napped on the sofa, awaking every so often to gaze at the tree, reminding himself that Christmas truly is the best season of all.]