Hello Folks ~ Here it is the day before Thanksgiving here in the US and I want to wish you all a lovely time of good food, good times and being thankful. Thankful not just for the good, but for the rough, hard and anguished times too. Through those times we grow and learn to appreciate so much.
I am thankful to God for all of you and for how you have blessed me with your love, prayers and friendship these past two years since my dear husband left this planet for his heavenly home.
I am thankful to God for drawing me closer to Him. He has been and continues to be my strength. He has blessed me in many ways.
I am thankful for my gardens here, they really help in the healing process.
I am thankful for my little cottage, and for the meal I am preparing for tomorrow. It will be a nice quiet, reflective day, something we always enjoyed together and is part of the healing that continues each day for me.
In the last two weeks, I’ve learned of two blogging friends who have lost their husbands. I ask you to send love and prayers out for them. Toodie of Twiddeldee and Freda of Defining Your Home, Garden & Travel. They both are in a very rough patch right now as their losses are so new and great.
Gardening as you all know, is a big part of my life, more so now after losing my best friend and soulmate, the love of my life. Healing happens in my gardens. My heart and soul are soothed. I am continuing to make it a haven, a place where I talk to my Creator and enjoy His creation.
The past couple of days I’ve been watching episodes of ‘Love Your Garden’ on You-Tube. The one I watched this morning really touched my heart as it was a garden created to be solace to a family. When you have some time, watch the making of this lovely space for this family to heal and move forward.
In an episode I watched yesterday a garden was being created for a 90 year old lady. She said she mowed her own lawn up until she was 89. It got too hard for her to start the mower and do the work, then her garden became ‘tatty’ as the people in England say. Oh my I’m only 65, if I live to be her age, I’ve still got 24 years to go, God willing. (I do plan on buying an electric lawn mower next year, which will help me a lot. The gas one takes tugging at least three times to get it started and that is a wear out before I even get started.)
So, that’s it for now. I hope you all have lovely holidays. I’m going to start filling this little place with delicious scents.
Thank you again for being my friends.
Gratitude is an art
of painting an adversity
into a lovely picture.