Natalie who sent me this sweet box of goodies. In the jar is homemade hot cocoa mix. This box also contained some homemade marshmallows, but Finn and I made short work of them, immediately making hot chocolate and plopping the marshmallows on top.
I received packages from two other friends as well, I was giddy with excitement over such snail mail action. Really, what could be better than getting a box in the mail from a dear friend who lives far away?
On the weekend we drove 2 hours and spent a couple days with Scott's mom at her house. After dinner on Saturday night I left and went to sit with the lovely Jamie, my best friend since 9th grade, and we drank wine with friends and chatted late into the night. The best part was spending the night on her couch, tucked in with my wee one, and waking up and having coffee with her. I wish all mornings could start that way. The two of us, old souls and old friends, drinking coffee in the pink morning light, snuggled up on the couch with blankets and my smallest baby.
This week has also been one of contemplation and growth. I feel I am moving in a new direction lately, and it feels invigorating. I am feeling more confident and comfortable with myself. I think these emerging emotions are the fruit of the dark season I've just come out of, one of the darkest of my life.
Growth is hard, but inevitable, and often bears beautiful fruit.
Have you gone through any growth spurts lately?