María and Sherod, November 2019

We thought we were flying down to Fort Lauderdale to spend the day with our girl. Then our flights got all gnarled up so instead, on Tuesday we drove for 15 hours, with I-75 and then I-95 traffic slowing down to under 10 mph twice. The time we had yesterday and the time we’ll have today with María makes every second of that long, long road worthwhile.

Joy. Plain, simple, pure. My daughter makes gratitude as real as breathing in and breathing out. May there be much to give thanks for in your life this day…