Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason. ~Pope Francis

Today I am thankful for our Gracie Summer.  She’s a whack-a-doodle.


She’s complicated and full of beauty.


And she’s off to overnight camp with her friends.   A sea change has happened in me; I am less sad that she’s away from us than I am sure that this is good for her and that she’ll come back standing taller.  An evolving life with our own children is the source of so much deep joy.  Not the kind that has us jumping up and down, but the kind that fills our souls with light.