"It's time I found myself
totally surrounded in your circles...
Please, celebrate me home."
It's the littlest of things.
And the biggest, too.
It's a celebration that brings family to the table.
Such a simple thing.
And yet it's everything.
As I type, the day is gray and rainy.
I'm chilled to the bone
and have not had the weekend I expected.
The good moments were sweet
and the laughter hemmed us in.
But there were some really tough moments.
I felt called to peel back those layers
and focus on the gratitude that lives
in the deepest place.
The place that we find gratitude in spite of our circumstances.
The place where our heart holds memories,
Love and forgiveness.
Joy, kindness and the breath of God.
And, for me, when I'm laughing
and when I'm crying,
I surround myself in the circle that is family.
And I am home.
Joining Kathy and friend for