Hello my friends. I hope that it is sunny wherever you are today. It is beautiful here as we have had an unusually sunny June. It feels as though summer has come early. Being a first time gardener I found it true that sun makes your garden grow. I harvested my first large batch of spinach this week and I must say that I have a new found respect for farmers. It takes a lot of work to harvest and process the foods you grow. We were visited by rain recently and those tiny drops knocked down my lettuce. So the whole family went out this morning to begin harvesting. We picked our first carrot and I even made friends with a slug. Time passed quickly and even though we got an early start, the sun came out hot and quick and before we knew it, the lettuce started wilting. I’m working like mad to get it cleaned, prepped, and ready to share. Besides sharing this experience with my son, sharing the foods we produce with others is my favorite part. I couldn’t wait to get on the phone this morning and start asking our friends and family “who needs lettuce?” Giving the vegetables to people that I love makes me so happy. Deep down I hope I’m meeting a need of theirs. Maybe not, but I hope that this small gesture shows them how much I care about them. Who knows, maybe it’s my Love Language.
I was asked recently “How do you do it?” “How can you take of your son and your family and fully live when you feel so sick all the time?” Truth be told I can’t, not all the time, but I try my hardest every day. I choose to look at things differently. Life for me is no longer a race. It’s not about the things I do or do not have. It’s about who I have. I’m living for the moments. It is true what they say: people come and people go. I’ve had to say goodbye to some of the greatest people this last year. It is hardest when they leave, but I love making new friends too. I love when old friends resurface. I’ve reconnected recently with some of my favorite people. There were always there, but I just didn’t see it. I had to open myself up and learn to reach out. One of the blessings about going through a hard time is that sometimes people reach out to you. Sometimes you need those people, but you just didn’t know it.
My son and I are about to get elbow deep in a sink full of lettuce leaves. I know already it is going to be one of my favorite moments of the day. “Are you coming?” He just asked with a wave of his hand. He’s going to be three soon and I can’t believe how much he’s changed this last year. I don’t want to miss this moment, so I must be going. I hope you take the time today to make some memories. You may want to take a picture too, it will last longer.
Have a blessed day my friend!
Talk to you soon,
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!