The silence of the night still hung in the air as the birds began to sing in gratitude for the returning light of the sun.
As I sat and soaked in the stillness of the air, the bird song changed to car song as the traffic picked up on the busy road by my home and I marveled at the waking of the day.
I did not know yet how soul-filling the day would be. It would hold laughter and delicious homemade food and deep connection.
I woke so early I heard an owl’s sweet lullaby.