as the birds sit tweeting away from beyond the screen in our window, i sit at our kitchen table. there is a constant state of activity that i am not used to here. i am not used to the "family life" and the continual commentary of people in my life. i know that i am going to miss my covenant life. as it became the norm, so it also became the past. i am in a state of transition, that just seems so permanent. i am ready for the next thing. ready for more permanence. ready for the job, the apartment...you know...the beginning of the next stage, with all it's hardships and struggles, but also with all it's beauty.