Christa is our Cold Stone giveaway winner (thanks random number generator). Her comment on what she finds hopeful about summer:
I love late summer nights spent creating - whether that be playing my guitar, making another colorful collage cover for a journal, or just making memories with fabulous people. It always takes me back to those summers of 13, 14, 15, spent staying up late with my best friend Ashley as we watched period films and quote Walt Whitman and e. e. cummings to each other and daydreamed about the future. Day dreaming never has to stop, and that's what late summer nights remind me of.
Christa, please drop us a line at hopefullymormon at gmail dot com with your full name and mailing address and we'll get the Cold Stone card off to you in the mail.
Thank you, in all seriousness, for the fabulous comments. So thoughtful and hopeful. Between your cheery comments and the back-to-school paperwork that has been arriving in the mail, I can see the next few weeks peeling away quickly. I am set to enjoy it while it lasts!