I hiked to the tip top of my mountain today.
Had alot on my mind.
Many things on my list.
Things I needed to ask Him.
Questions I wanted answered.
Gifts I sought.
Wisdom I felt was being withheld.
Blessings I intended on begging.
Each step on the ascent added yet another inquiry of my heart...
I felt like that child that all adults grow to both love and loathe with my endless: Who? What? When? Where? WHY? and HOWs?
And as I reached the summit, I readied myself to pray.
Inhaled to catch my breath and steady my stream of thought...prepared to launch into my list of wants and needs.
I opened my mouth and moved my lips...and as I looked down into the Valley I call home...that list diminished one by one.
A whispered "Thank You" sent into the sky...soon became a shout--high into the heavens....of gratitude, joy, light and love...of frustration, sadness, pain and worry wound tightly together...an all-encompassing awareness.