*I just signed up for Skywatch because I have seen so many beautiful pictures from there. I am not sure, yet, what it entails, so I will be jumping in to get my feet wet!
I have all of the strength that I need in this moment because I have been successful in love. I know this because I can observe it in my children as they playfully hang on one another during candid but expressive moments. I know this because I can catch them loving on each other even when they think no one else is looking.
And even during an "alone" moment, I am able to witness this in my own children as I watch them turn their own faces toward the sun.
As I walked along the flower-lined pathways, I felt a sense of peace...
And the overwhelming feeling of loving and being loved.
And then I found myself standing in front of this gorgeous stairway going up.(or down, depending upon your vantage point) I thought about how easily I could have just meandered my way right past it, but how it caught me in my steps. I thought about pathways which look as if they could go on forever, but how each one ends up someplace. I thought about love and pain and the suffering that each of us experiences throughout a lifetime. None of us gets by unscathed. But if we are lucky, and we keep our hearts open to the possibilities, the love is what will keep us strong.
Love is what gives us unfounded strength. It allows us to venture into areas that seem almost scary at first. It is what carries us through the tough times. It is what sustains us through the pain. And in the end, after everything is said and done, love is what wins.