Yesterday… the first real feel of Fall arrived. It was in the sixties when I woke up and immediately the garden was calling…I could work in it without breaking a sweat! Almost sweater weather!
My neighbor Jane called and asked about going somewhere for breakfast so I took a break and after breakfast I drove Jane over to Ace Hardware and we both spotted these dark red fall burgundy-colored hibiscus called Cranberry Crush...just breath-taking! Both of us decided to get one. (*I plan to plant mine in the front yard by my fence…too pretty not to be seen by the strollers up and down the street.)
As I helped get Jane’s hibiscus out of the car for her (Jane is 90 plus and still going strong…in fact she is leaving the rest of us in the dust)… I plopped the plant down beside her redbird bench and the dark red colors were perfect together!
I am at the point now that I want nothing…I am not a “material girl.” Instead I think I have morphed into a stage of life where I might call myself a ” Min·i·mal·ist Mama!”
Family, Friends, Floral, Fauna….pretty much sums up my life. It also fills it up…to have family gatherings, fun with friends and sanctuary among my floral friends in my garden is it…all I want or need.
At this stage of my life …I am a connector, I am creative, and I am a work in progress. I will never be complete, thank goodness, but continue to grow. I can be at peace with myself even when there is no such thing around me and I am enough…I have given and will continue to give all that I can…and for me…that is and will be ‘enough.’ No more second and third guessing decisions.
And with that thought today’s post will stand alone and be ‘enough’… all by itself.
So until tomorrow…No more analyzing yourself to death, you are magical, you are a miracle and child of God…and you have arrived. Congratulations!
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
Finally…Jake starts school today…he is so excited! He gets to go to big boy school with his big sister. Eva Cate said she would look after him…and she will…she always has.
Ann Graves will meet with her surgeon tomorrow to see if he successfully got all the cancer cells the second time around and the margins are clear. That is our hope and prayer…please continue them for Ann while she waits in ‘faith and patience’ for the final results!