Waiting on the Next Bloom

Dear Reader:

I am waiting on the next moonflower bloom to appear and open. Don’t you remember how excited I was when a couple of weeks ago the first gorgeous bloom appeared?

I was at one of my lowest points-tired and sad-then suddenly as I was typing I glanced out my window and there was this beautiful moonflower bloom -a desperately needed God Wink.

Isn’t that the way it is in life? Not just living paycheck to paycheck… but bloom to bloom? We never know when it will happen and that is what makes it so intriguing!

However I must confess that I have never had to wait this long between moonflower blooms before…very strange. I feel like, however, that the evening it unfurls again will be a special time-a moment that exudes hope and happiness.

Yesterday I was happy … Bekah and Ady followed me to Wellmore to see their dad and granddad. Ben was so happy to see them!!

From there I was leaving for the first family gathering in Mt Pleasant…in weeks! We were finally back together before school starts back this week! In other words… yesterday my life was once again in full bloom.

So until tomorrow…”Living life in full bloom means living with hope and purpose in a way that cherishes and honors our planet, spirit, and each other. ” -Elizabeth Murray

” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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