Two things are happening that I am very excited about. One, I walked for an hour today and two, I’m planting my first vegetable garden. The first thing may not seem like a big deal, but let me assure you it is. Over the last year, my strength has declined greatly and I become fatigued very quickly. This makes activities like walking for long periods of time very difficult to do, but today I made a break through. Today I had the best walk with a friend. The sun was shining and we talked and laughed as we pushed our two happy kiddos in our strollers. Before I knew it, an hour had gone by. It was like old times, before my struggle with Esophageal Dysmotility, and I know that it was because I am finally getting the nutrients I need. This brings me to number two: the vegetable garden. Since I am only able to eat little bits at a time, I have to make every bit count. It has been said that fruits and vegetables have the highest nutritional content when they are harvested and eaten at the time of their peak maturity. Since I am focusing on being purposeful with our meals and making sure that they have a high nutritional value, the thought of being able to pick ingredients fresh out of the garden and use them in whatever meal I am preparing is thrilling. Plus the best part is that I am doing this with my son. We are planting the garden together and I am teaching him about food, about where it comes from and how to eat healthy. He already loves to cook with me, and now he loves to plant the seeds and to watch the vegetables grow. He even sings to them “grow baby, grow baby, little baby grow,” he says. We are just starting our garden so we have many months to learn and to watch our garden grow. I look forward to every day with him as we check our plants and see what has changed from yesterday. There is new life beginning all around.
With spring comes new growth and new beginnings. I hope you have your own new beginnings my friend, and allow yourself to grow. It is amazing what you can do when you give yourself a chance. Go for it!
Hi there! Welcome to Grace In A Glass. My name is Danielle and I am so happy that you are visiting this site today. We all have something in life that we are working to overcome. I began blogging about my struggle with overcoming Esophageal Dysmotility and Crohn's Disease with the hope of reaching others with words of encouragement and hope. Thank you for letting me share my stories with you, and hope you have the most wonderful day!