On the eve of my youngest daughter's 15th birthday, pondering the prompt - far, this picture bubbled to the surface, for so many reasons.
I find myself today far from where I headed in my early adulthood. Life has taken me on paths through the wilderness, paths uncharted and some full of wonder. Others have been hard. Some have been rewarding.
I am far from the financially secure, picture perfect Martha Stewart existence I once imagined (although to be fair, so is Martha these days....). Right now I am far from regular trips to the Carolina beaches that give me comfort. My kids are far from their innocent childhood, and so am I.
Amidst it all. In good times and bad, I know God has been in it all, ever present, even when obscured.