I want to live a life….
where I put a tap to the tree and drain every last drop of the goodness that it held.
That I stop and listen to the hard days, and learn from the parables they held.
That I am grateful during the brighter days.
That I always seek truth over acceptance.
I want a life where my children remember my smile over my frown.
Where they see me transform into a better mother, wife, and friend because of their existence.
I want to live a life where I end the days with an overdose of I love you’s and ask for forgivenesses, than regrets of withholding them.
I want a life that revels in the wonder of God’s majesty in the stillness of silence, the faces of strangers, and even in the chaos of the unknown.
I want to live a life that is ready to accept the end whenever it comes, because I have truly LIVED.
…Written at some morning hour of the new year.
Photos by Morgan Blake.