“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
I plan to continue to laugh and play with my beautiful Michele, the woman with the blue eyes and the crazy curly brown hair, the girl I have loved since before I knew her. I plan to have lots and lots of children – well, at least two – to share in our laughter.

I plan to let go of the pain of having my biological father walk out on my mother and me when I was five. I plan to live my life for me instead of trying to show him what he missed out on.

I hope to move beyond the goal of personal accomplishment and financial security in my career so that I might experience more of those serendipitous moments found being in community with others. I want to be open enough to inspire, be inspired, and make lasting friendships along the way. I do not want to have a "work self" that is separate from my "real self." Each day is too precious for insincerity.

I remember reading somewhere that we are all connected in our brokenness as well as our dignity, and that this is what ultimately gives us grace. I plan to embrace this principle both by sharing the important things and opening myself to being touched by the grace of others.

— David Reinke