Wednesday, June 29, 2011

shut doors and open windows.

I can't change time.

I can accept the fact that I am pregnant. All summer long. And I'll be OK with taking it easy.

I can't paint the walls.

I can be happy renting a home.

I can't have my dream yard today, for entertaining and such.

I can plant, and water, and sing to flowers in my borrowed yard, all the while learning.

I've spent a lot of time thinking, "what's the point of investing time, effort, and money in a garden that we'll only eventually leave?"

But lately I've realized it's no different than tuition paid to a school. Effort exerted in a classroom. Time handed to homework.

Today, during the boys' naps, I measured the yard and plotted the ground. It's been therapeutic to chart the things that I can't change (paths, trees, bushes, etc.) and then to look over the many areas I can.

The yard is my oyster.

I am so thankful for the hobbies that give us peace of mind and help us to learn the big lessons in little ways.


Lisa said...

Optimism is refreshing...Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us :)

prettybaby said...

yes, i agree, hobbies are so important. love your new header! xx

joolee said...

ditto on the header. such lovely pics. :) and what would i DO without my own hobbies? sink into diaper oblivion, most likely... they are so essential, aren't they??

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets discouraged by the whole "we're renting, so what's the point" thing. I've only recently realized that just because we're not in our dream home now doesn't mean I can't make our little condo the best place for us right now. :)

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