I accidentally took this photo with my phone yesterday after our big family Thanksgiving meal.
The randomness of this picture is so appropriate, such a nice thing to find I didn't know I had. A single image that like a lasso pulls every feeling from that moment into one neat pile.
Ivy on my mom's lap, my dad's feet while he naps full-bellied in the chair, the peacefulness surrounding my new daughter and the hint of promise ahead of us...
On the way home last night, just before the sunset I looked out my window and could feel the bigness of this life. In that instant I felt that if this was it, if this was all there was to it- nothing more and nothing less- I am happy. I will take this. I am content.