Grabbing Life By The (Long) Horns


So it’s my last night in Austin and all I can think about

…..is how I still can’t believe I boarded a plane, with my son, and flew out here….
….how much I’ve laughed….
…..how much I’ve missed living out west….
……all the fabulous food I’ve eaten….
……the time I’ve spent with family…..
…..how Brennan’s face has been lit up in happiness every moment we’ve been here….
….the sights, sounds, and experiences I encountered….
……and how much this city feels like HOME.

I have a feeling I’ll be back. In fact, I have a feeling moving here is in our future. I wish I could describe how I feel at this moment, how I’ve felt all week, despite being terribly sick (tonsillitis!) and even cycling some today.

Austin has done more than rejuvenate me like a regular vacation would….it has made me come alive in ways I wasn’t expecting, during moments that have left my heart swelling with hope and the tangible possibility of a new beginning….moments that have beckoned me to just reach out and take ahold of it.

I can honestly say that today while canoeing on Lake Austin I did-I grabbed ahold of that new beginning shed the pain of the past two and a half years. I reached out and grabbed ahold of a new life for us….can’t you tell?

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