My life - from the impact of great loss, to a refreshing new take on life and a place where I now share ............... my favorite Plant Strong recipes....

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Fresh Start


When I first started this blog, really it was grief therapy. Writing was the outlet to face and deal with all that came with losing my beautiful Chelsea Rae to bone cancer. It's hard to believe that was over 3 years ago.

So much as changed since those terribly difficult days. I'm enjoying life again. Our 6 year old (almost 7 as she would tell you) brings us so much joy... incredible joy. Her journey into the 1st grade has been a delight to watch, and each day I can't wait to hear about all of her "adventures". Her perspective on life is so much more simple, and she delights in the little things.

I find that I am delighting in the little things as well. Several years of daily migraines has caused
me to evaluate my health in a whole new way. Though it's a lot more work and planning, I am loving our new lifestyle with real foods, and I feel so much better. Gardening has become something that Jeff and I enjoy together, and I love the satisfaction of eating foods that we grew! Even more, I love sharing those foods that we grew, seriously. I'm so glad that others love lemon cucumbers, because we had an abundance!

I have come to a place where I desire to simplify my life. To prioritize and focus my time and energy on those things that are really important to me. I know I have tried to do this over the years, yet I always seem to have too many interests, and never enough hours in the day. With the changes over the last few years, it's been relatively easy to let go of those things that really don't matter, and instead, focus on those that do. My family matters to me. My loved ones matter to me. My faith matters to me. My health matters to me. No longer do I want to be so busy being busy, that I don't have time for the simple joys.

Lately I have gotten much encouragement and inspiration from other blogs that I have followed and have decided that it's time to continue with mine...

So "welcome!" as I continue on this journey...


1 comment:

I'm either Supewoman or Super CRAZY! said...

I'm trying to simplify things, too... Its so much harder than it seems! Especially when I find myself interested in SO many opportunities around me!