Strange how country life can change you, or at least bring you back to the center, one I whirly-dervishly screamed past while in DC. By the way, I laud, applaud and congratulate those of you who thrive there! Seriously, but it's just not for me.
We’re trying to hammer out, one drop of sweat and pain per moment outdoors, what to do with five acres. Today, we attempted to transplant two trees, with a 50% pass rate – we stripped the bark off the locust tree when trying to pull it out w/truck. Sigh. But our too-nearby leach field must win, sorry to say. We still took a moment to mourn the tree we were trying to rehome. Just because some dummy planted her too close to the field…
Shout-outs for today:
- Friend Holly, who bought her own digs and whose church family helped her with the move! Her spiritual support, and too-kind words and strength, have helped me understand this Next Life Plateau!
- Friend Heather, whose feline companion of 17 beautiful years left her for the next adventure. I tear up thinking of that feeling, we who had to leave behind five cats of our own. In the silence, I hope she hears the songs of yesterday, and is comforted by the love her friend left her across their homes together.
- Our son Jonathan, who is completing the first week of work at Walmart. I thank them for trusting to employ him, now let’s hope for he sees the bigger picture -- and his own potential.
- Friend Manya, who has left the company we met at, and embarked on a daunting adventure into the consulting world. I know she can blow them away, so I hope they hear the insightful words she’s sharing with them.
- My sister Corinna, one of the most beautiful people God ever graced Earth with. I am proud to be her big brother and hope I can live up to her expectations. When I think of her, I always smile, and melt a bit too…
- My wife Michele, who constantly leaves me speechless (since meeting her at 17) with new thoughts, an endless bounty of ideas and excitement, and brings me an inner Smile that just is too much for one guy to deserve!