"Safety" by Lisa Kattenbraker
Nothing about this past year has been comfortable.
No, it's been divorce, family illness, the smack in the face of single motherhood, and to add insult to injury, I gained about 10 f-ing pounds!
I have bawled my eyes out more than I ever remember. I have been confronted with challenges I never knew I could face.
And you know what?
In the midst of it all I feel a welling of joy, tiny moments of bliss, snapshots of the beauty of life. Like the smell of my children's hair when I kiss them goodnight. The re-connection with my innermost self. The arms of my family welcoming me home to comfort me.
There is great liberation in starting over.
Even after a long-hard stab at a certain recipe, we can always return to our comfort food.