It was a tough weekend, punctuated by a tragic loss for an extended family member. It's been kind of a tough few weeks for our little family too.
Without really planning to (but we're soul mates like that so we work in harmony), Adam and I have the insomnia covered. He has a hard time sleeping for the first part of the night then he passes the baton and I punch my time card and don't sleep in the earliest part of the morning. (That ceiling isn't going to watch itself!)
I've noticed at about 4:00 a.m., before it's even light, the birds start a vibrant chorus. They chirp like they're ecstatically happy.
Since the last thing I am that time of day is rational, I started wondering what they could be so thrilled about. I realized maybe it's just a new day.
Nothing might be fixed today or even tomorrow, but if the birds are that excited to start a new day, I'll put a smile on too.