Last fall at the end of a lovely weekend in Portland with my dear friend Robin Gaphni, we overheard a woman comment on a group of children before us. We were walking down the street on a Sunday morning when we came upon a wedding party taking pictures. There was an adorable group of children in the mix-all decked out in matching outfits and enjoying their time in the limelight. The woman walking near us was struck by the scene and commented aloud, “Let that hold you.” Robin and I both smiled, having understood the significance of her words. Life is full of challenge and heartbreak. But even deep sorrow does not stand alone. It is punctuated with moments of grace and beauty—those memories and images that make us smile and even take our breath away. May those of you who choose to follow me on this journey find something here to hold you along the way. Namaste.