It’s been an extremely challenging month and a half where this cute little 2 year old wouldn’t sleep. Like taking forever to fall asleep, waking up 1-3 times a night and then for the day by 4-5 am. Add in multiple health issues amongst our family, the passing of my FW’s Grandpa, and a never ending winter of cold and snow, and well we’ve been burning the candles at both ends and the middle. Such is life.
But today, today the hiking trail was nearly clear of ice and snow, so I brought the little early riser (although not as early, knock on wood) with. And what an amazing walk that was! We saw 10s, if not 100s, of thousands of blackbirds coming home in waves, thousands of geese in singles, doubles and flocks, sandhill cranes by the hundreds seemingly in the stratosphere, and dozens of Tundra and Trumpeter swans with Hawks and Eagles soaring around all of them looking for an easy meal. And a beautiful sunrise apropos of the weekend. It all nearly brought a tear to my eye. While I am not a religious man, I do see God’s work often, and how lucky we are to experience it. It’s a great day to be alive and tomorrows looking even better!