SOJOURNER

Hello, friends. It would take me pages to express just how intense the last few weeks have been, for many reasons. But let’s skip right to one of the brightest spots we’ve had around here in a long while…

My niece Kareese, a sparkling ray of sunshine from Southern California, recently finished college and has been traveling the country for the past few months – pointing her Honda CR-V in all kinds of new directions and seeing where it takes her. For eight days in October, she parked it at R-house, and got her first taste of Minnesota.

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Besides reminding me how warm and comfortable it feels to have another adult sleeping in the house, Kareese brought out the tourist in me, finally getting me to a few places I’ve always meant to go and never have…

minneapolis tourist | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk 91and taking R-kids and I back to the ones we’ve enjoyed many times before…

minneapolis tourist | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk 1and return to often.

minneapolis tourist | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk 2But here is what I really want to say.

There was something magical about being with someone who is standing on the threshold of now and tomorrow.

minneapolis tourist | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk 6Who isn’t sure what lies ahead, but is courageously walking toward the possibilities.

minneapolis tourist | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk 5Who savors the beauty in this season of her life and desperately hopes it continues into the next.

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Who admits her fears and moves toward them anyway.

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And who pauses long enough to survey the landscape.

Get her bearings.

See the big picture.

minneapolis tourist | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk 7And enjoy the journey.

 

Thanks for showing us how it’s done, Kareese.

Here’s to bravely heading into the great unknown, friends.

xo

 

1 Comment

  • Jonathan

    Thank you for posting this. Such good reminders on how to approach life.

     

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