Such is life in the Adirondacks. But it was bittersweet. Glorious as it was, it's not the same without the beautiful noise of dozens of children at play, the hug of dear Lizzy, and the buzz, fatigue, and energy of a camp in action.
But life is nothing if not changing. Bringing twists and turns and new roads to travel. Maybe the greatest beauty takes time to see, time for our eyes to adjust to new shades and shapes of beauty. But I thank God for restoring times of stillness and calm that the wilderness can bring. It was just what I needed.