This week in Alaska we have been blessed with blue skies and picturesque snowy mountains. Our Spring has been amazing. I have witnessed behavior changes in the birds. The moose are walking across frozen water ways that will soon be ponds, streams and rivers. I have sat in the light, marveling how it is with us a little more each day. With the welcoming of Spring I get excited about hiking with family and friends. I also have more energy to begin new projects and live a little more vibrantly.
This Spring also brings the high school graduation of our second daughter. It helps close the chapter of her childhood. The relationship with my ex-husband will also change. Seventeen years ago, I moved to Alaska with two very young children, determination and faith. I was set on making my move to Anchorage, Alaska a success. I was in a completely new climate. I lived pay check to pay check. I was concerned my ex-husband would not allow me raise my daughters in Alaska. I worried about paying for food and day care. I remember feeling incredibly close to my children, even with the challenges. It was us against the world.