Thank you all for your thoughts and emails after my last post. I have been so encouraged to hear that many of you are feeling the same things, whether single or married, whether with kids or without, whether living close to home or abroad. I guess my main point was that I am working, striving, struggling to find a new identity in a new stage of my life, and pretty much everybody has felt that way at some stage. It was comforting to know that I’m writing to a group of friends who understand and can relate, rather than “sending this cosmic question out into the void.”*
So, friends, how’s your Groundhog Day going? We just got back from taking little Lena for a test at a local hospital. Her doctor was worried that she had a heart murmur. Well, I’ll tell you the whole story tomorrow, but for now we are very grateful that her little heart seems to be a-ok. I’ve stopped taking good health for granted for any of us.
For today, here are a couple of pictures I took after my run to the weekly market in town. My friend Becca and I have been meeting up there each week and then often come back to my house for a cup of coffee and some quiet conversation. This week Becca introduced me to her favorite butcher in the market, who sold me this bag of 8 eggs for 1 euro (about US$1.35). Cheapest and freshest eggs I’ve ever had.
The butcher sold them to me in a paper bag, so I had to transfer them to an old egg carton when I got home. The cheerful message on the bag made me smile. Did something simple, like a message on a bag of eggs, brighten your day today?