Yesterday marked seven years without his physical presence, but now that March 7th has passed, the nausea and deep fatigue that set in earlier this week is beginning to wane.
The sun was kind enough to make an appearance for my weekly forest walk with the chocolate lab yesterday morning.
Strolling along the creekside trail, taking it slow for a change, fully present to nature's healing elements. Recognizing and breathing in the early signs of spring, of renewal. Chirping birds, filtered sunshine, purling creek, and flowering bulbs bursting forth through the decay - sights and sounds to nourish my soul.
For dinner, as we have done on each anniversary, our family replicated the
simple meal of chicken fajitas that Michael and Kelly had prepared for us the evening before they left for that
fateful cabin weekend. A meaningful way for us to mark this day.
With yesterday behind us, and spring just around the corner, we embrace the additional light and renewed life before us.