Our blessings come to the forefront of each day. The days we watch our granddaughter, Maryjane, are full of laughter and fun. We talk into the evening with the great friends we share home with. We are going to a slumber party tonight at my cousin’s house. It will be as if we were twelve again, except this time our parents won’t come roaring downstairs because of our inability to stop laughing. Meals, karaoke, time with family, another break from the ordinary. We know we would never be on the streets, so many great friends and family do we have. All the light of our days made the focus now. What beauty these days bring!
In our time of renewed beginnings, our journey starts with rest and entertainment. Things we missed out on for too long because of our focused life. Our bodies don’t miss the intense gardening, farm work, and homesteading activities but my spirit does. Filling my time with writing, hiking, visiting, sitting on the porch, playing with the baby, and dreaming of the next venture is surely a great way to begin the next half of my life.
All of our experiences up to this point find themselves seamlessly woven in the book I am writing just as easily as folks I have known make themselves into characters, changed, altered, romanticized. As if the last forty-plus years were an exercise in designing settings and characters for books.
My future gardens await, my sewing room is out there, my large kitchen will be grand, my home will be mine, books to be written. I read about a woman in her nineties who wrote her first book, an award winning compilation of poems.
Friends, my best is yet to come.