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Let Hope Rise

I wanted to share a beautiful shot of the NYC skyline that I took en route to the Hudson Valley on March 22nd. I spent the afternoon moving my oldest daughter out of her dorm when her college closed their residence halls at the prompting of Governor Cuomo’s directives. We are on Day 10 of our self-quarantine which later became mandated by our state of Maryland, and thankfully all is well with our family of six. While we hear more each day about the progression of COVID-19 in our world, we hold on to our faith and lift prayers for all of the incredible men and women putting their lives on the line each day in the hospitals and clinics, those who are working in so many essential roles and the friends and families who are fearful for their loved ones – those who are working on the front lines or those who have begun to show symptoms. We pour out our deepest sympathies for those who are grieving the sudden loss of someone dear to them in the midst of this pandemic, who have succumbed to the virus or have suffered other illnesses or injuries. We pray for the millions staying at home to help get our country through this season as safely and quickly as possible, for the countless businesses and people who are out of work and suffering through the uncertainties that lie ahead and for peaceful resolutions to domestic disturbances that erupt in the midst of so many social and personal anxieties. You are in our minds and hearts, and we pray that the hardships we experience will ultimately make us stronger as individuals, bring us closer as a community and more united as a country. May you be abundantly blessed, protected and grow in Spirit and health. Lord, flood the earth with Your Amazing Grace & Miraculous Healing Power, in Jesus’ Precious Name. God Bless America. God Bless Canada, the UK, Europe… God give us Peace between the many cultures in our World! Amen!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: #3 – Pick a Topic

I’m just jumping into the CFFC with my 3 topic picks…

Birds... in Newport, Rhode Island at the Newport Bay Club & Hotel
Whales… on a rainy day in choppy waters, a gorgeous Minke Whale
breached 3 times off the coast of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in Pleasant Bay
(wonderful time with Captain Mark’s Whale & Seal Cruise!)
Road… the long and winding Cabot Trail along the breathtaking Cape Breton coast!

Good Morning Sun

I love to watch the sunrise especially this time of year when I can basque in its glow through bare branches. I am always in awe of the beauty and the sense of calm I feel in the moment. It’s the quietest part of my morning while my family sleeps and the day is still full of possibilities. It’s my opportunity to express gratitude for all I have emerged from, and the blessings I have not even hoped for or imagined. It’s a kiss from Heaven that stirs my faith to courageously face the day.