This chapter is a collection of writings that were born out of many difficult seasons of my life. The exhaustion of motherhood, the weight of raising a family, the struggle to find my breath after grief knocked the wind out of me. I share my search for hope and beauty in spite of, and often in the very heart of these trials. My prayer is that if you feel that you are waking up in an ocean every morning, these words will give you the hope and courage to swim to the shore and live. Thank you so much for listening to my book. I’d love to know your favorite chapter so far, or if there are favorite phrases, passages, or themes that are speaking to you most. Your thoughts mean so much to me! Thank you for being the first audience for this story.