I turn 54 today and feel so blessed in my life because I have such loving friends and family. I live a life that I love and find joy with my husband whom I cherish and who is sheltered in my heart. I hold dear two children, adults now, who are both kind, caring, and giving. I claim a granddaughter by marriage who is always willing to go along with crazy things I come up with, and who’ll watch Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with me!
I get to teach and write and ride and run and wrangle cattle and farm and make jelly and sing “Don’t go breakin’ my heart” at the top of my lungs and find rest in God and see stars blazing in the pre-dawn sky and hike ruggedly beautiful trails and drink coffee and live a good life. I am blessed.