Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Road Home

This is what my life feels like right now, this road leading to wherever. I can't see what's coming around the bend. It looks brighter but there's some fog obscuring the way. There's a bit of darkness creeping in but the road is well lit and I can find my way.


That was pretty deep for so late in the day.

Really, though, this picture is a fairly good summation of this stage of my life. My kids are growing grown up. One's in college and the other is in high school. But my high schooler is training to become an EMT. She's not a child anymore, but a serious, graceful, poised young woman who knows where she's going. Her picture doesn't look anything like mine. Her's would be a six lane freeway.

I see this road and I think it's leading my kids away from me. This road is taking them to the life they were meant to live. And it should. They're off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

But you know what? It's also taking me somewhere too. I'm branching out into new interests, new hobbies and I love it. I welcome it. Especially when it leads me to the ice cream in the freezer.

As long as it leads me home in the end.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a wonderful post. So reflective and promising.