I have to begin this post by saying ‘thank you’ to my Uncle David and Aunt Holly, who just hosted us at their house on glittering Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia for a quick Labor Day trip. The escape didn’t come a moment too soon for any of us, and under a flawless blue sky by day and velvet canvas spattered with stars by night, I, for one, enjoyed two of the happiest days I’ve had in a long, long time.
My current favorite quote was shared with me by Cindy Smith, mother of Brandon, who lost his life to Batten disease last fall:
“Life is not waiting for the storm to pass. It’s learning to dance in the rain.”