Celebrating the Little Things

by childless stepparent

This morning I took a hike with my neighbor and our dogs in the forest that opens up behind our house.

It was gorgeous out, the ponderosas rising up from the snow, the dogs running ahead happily, my new friend and I talking about the history of this old mining town and the eccentric people who make this place so special.

In the midst of all my striving to see my situation clearly, to make peace with not being a mom, to build a successful business, to be a good wife and a positive presence in my husband’s daughter’s life . . . in the midst of all of that, I celebrate the little things.

This is the life my husband and I have created for ourselves. I am grateful.