The sun peeks over the horizon, as it does each day. Its warm rays promise the beginnings of a good day. My priorities change, and morph, as I ascend and descend on this current path. Hoping the quarters hold out, not even enough money to put my beloved cat to sleep, who desperately needs to go to kitty heaven. But we can see over the hill of this journey now. Regular paychecks from Doug by the end of the next month and a busy store promises security soon, but right now it is slim pickins, Folks. Ridiculously slim. In the meantime we hold on with whitened knuckles and wait for the ride, and finances, to smooth out.
Simplicity and security wait in the corners of the coming month. We sign the lease for our shop tomorrow. We are moving into our next home this week. Our life quietly moves forward with little holding onto us and images of sunrises and walks to the shop, a fire in the wood stove, dinners from a kitchen I have freedom in. How I miss that.
The pieces of our life like seeds from a dandelion, fluffed into the air, settle and seed and become our new existence. A place of family, friends, few belongings, good meals, delicious memories, valuable work, a bit of money to live on, cats lying in the sun as it warms our room and each day is a gift.
Through all these winding turns this summer, nay, the last year and a half, we have learned gratitude. When you are missing things you had, what you have left, or what you can regain, hold a profound place of thankfulness.
Old and new customers are already calling in orders. Gifts and encouragement from so many people keep us afloat. We are back on track, temporary detour, thanks for staying with us! My gratitude holds no limits.