All the windows were rolled down and the sunroof open. My hair whipped about my face and I was smiling.
The kids and I had a fantastic morning highlighted by a delicious breakfast, lots of book talk and my daughter squeezing “I Love You” into my hand in the secret way my grandma taught me when I was her age.
As I sang and danced alone on the drive back home, I could sense something different about me. Something is happening.
My fears about my depression deepening again seem to be subsiding and I’m feeling hopeful.
Summer is coming.
I painted a picture of the sun and decided to turn it into a Summer Countdown.
Each ray of sun gets us closer to the freedom of lazy mornings, swimming with friends and staying up late.
Each ray of sun stands for another day that I’m working on myself and learning how to undo years of twisted and negative thinking.
Each ray of sun is a possibility and a chance to make things better.
Summer is coming and I’m no longer afraid.
Bring it on!