tonight i am filled with hope.  hope for the future.  for the life that lies ahead.  tonight i am filled with a deeper understanding of what it may take, what it may cost to see those hopes fulfilled.

tonight, i am filled with expectancy.

tonight, i am humbled.  humbled to see, in a new light, the beauty of those i am surrounded by.  humbled by the grace i have been shown, and humbled to know the work that still needs to be done.

tonight?  another chapter begins.  and i am thankful.  for the mercy, for the love, for the cleansing, for the blood that i have been shown.

and i am thankful.