There are a dozen word pictures I could use to describe this last year of my life; I’m going to stick with Frozen.
I don’t want to go into a lot of detail, because some folks in my life might not understand fully if I let it all out. But I do want to say that 2010 has been a long, hard, wintry season . It has been painful. Even debilitating.
In January, I was warm. By November, I was frozen.
Tonight, I dripped.
I even puddled.
I’m re-learning how:
To have fun
To move about in our own family rhythms
I cannot remember when last I was this free in laughter and love.
I have to remember I’m not completely thawed. That will take time. And willingness to surrender. But what reward it will bring.
This winter, I will follow the sun and drink in its freedom.