Thank you everyone. The comments to yesterday's post and the private emails I received, made me cry. Also, just to always be walking in honesty with y'all, that picture is NOT our garden. lol That is a picture off of google. Our garden is a little hodge podge of garden boxes. I did just pick 4 beautiful zucchinis yesterday from our little plot. We planned fencing yesterday to keep the deer out and we both agreed it needed an archway to enter through. That will have morning glories growing up and over....and maybe even some moon flowers Signe. :o)
Initial steps....yes, this is what these are. Thank you Pammie for putting it to words for me. It is a process. Its not a one day your using, the next day your not. For a long time I thought it went like that, I thought it *should* go like that. Because that is how I am....I think in right and wrong, black and white, and yes and no....I am learning that very few things in life that include people, work that way. And apparently that is how this is playing itself out, at least for us at this point. There are lots of slips and falls, fits and starts, and get ups and try agains. Her fortitude amazes me that she keeps trying. It would be so much easier to just keep using at this point. It is very difficult to build a life out of nothing, several years behind schedule. But she keeps trying, bless her heart. For me it includes tapping into a level of patience and trust I never knew were possible.
I met with my NAMI parent friends last night....oh it was so nice. One of them brought their daughter who has suffered terribly. It was just so wonderful to see her doing well enough that she wanted to be out with us. Everyone had their stories to share. Some happy and some not. The most wonderful part was that we all got it, there is no judgement in that group, we just all care about each other and our kids.
I am off to a new day. I hope you all find some joy in the day that lies ahead. I get to celebrate one of my client's 92nd birthday today with her with a gourmet cupcake and a bouquet of big happy sunflowers.
Much love to all
PS: The strawberry patch was not dug up. She couldn't decide where to put it and wanted to wait for me. This is how a lot of things go for her.....making a decision is hard. Worrying about it being the right decision, thinking of every angle, until it has all been thought through so much, you can't move and nothing gets done. Today we will choose a spot together and dig in.