summer camp ends on saturday. last songs will be sung; dodge balls and tie-dye boxed up and put away. staff will break bread and share stories and prayers one last time before tail lights fade and our babes and chickens are left alone to tread their paths across the fields.
it's the end, but it's also the beginning. a commencement of sorts. the start of something new: jim's five day work week. evenings together as a family and meals shared at home. preschool for dylan (who is beside herself with excitement.) reconnecting with communities we've been absent from for months.
fall and back-to-school signal a fresh start. new shoes and pencils. new teachers and friends. learning and change.
i can't always see it. nothing feels new yet, but it's coming 'round the corner and i trust the Spirit-working like was promised:
Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
this weary heart gives thanks.
shared with the gypsy mama's five minute friday. prompt: new.