I'm sitting in this gated paradise with a tulip on the table. The smell of sweet apple trees and pine needles that scatter like sand amongst the gravely yard. In the distance you hear rubber on road as vehicles travel their own journeys. For me I am smiling once more enjoy this beauty. Content as the weight lifts off my heart. My mind sees not shadows but figures of those reaching out helping me succeed. I made it. I accomplished the first part of my journey the clouds have lifted the stars are in clear view. This is one I must cherish for many battles still lay ahead. For now I stay focused on the present family truly knows best.