Change, heartbreak, hardship and other adversities can enable us to grow and become greater than we are. But they’re seldom welcomed with open arms.
If you’re like me it’ll take time and a lot of mental effort to turn those conditions into something that adds value rather than ruination to life.
I’ve fallen far short of my goals in the past four years. Bill being sick, his death, and dealing with ongoing grief have taken their toll.
Nonetheless my goals remain fixed. And one that is primary is to find ways to help you even more in your garden and your life.
It may be a longer journey than I anticipated, so I hope you will be patient and stay on the path with me until the very end.
Most Recent Challenge
I’m writing this post from my kitchen floor where I’ve been for the past two weeks after taking a bad fall by my garden.
After I fell I dragged myself across the yard to the drive way. My new neighbor found a thin piece of ply wood. As I held on she dragged me the rest of the way across the drive and the cement walk to my back steps. We spent the entire night outside until I could decide how I wanted to proceed.
I’d always wanted to spend the night under the stars, just not under those conditions. Nonetheless, the night was lovely and it is a night neither of us will ever forget.
At 6:30 AM I was moved into the house to my kitchen floor.
A Debt That Can Never Be Repaid
I called a friend to let her know I’d fallen. Although I didn’t ask or anticipate her coming over, she arrived shortly after with all kinds of healing herbs and tonics and food that she knew I might eat.
The next day my neighbor’s husband custom built a small frame around me to keep me in one place.
My neighbor comes every morning to give me the nutrients I need to speed healing and anything else that I need to get through the day. She returns last thing in the evening for a final check.
In addition to fixing the one meal that I eat each day, a friend harvested my onion crop, saving it from ruin. The list of what she’s done is far too long for this post.
I owe a great debt to these two women and their husbands for helping me at a time I needed it the most. It would be impossible to repay.
Computer is Difficult
I’ve only be able to use the computer for about three days. Still difficult lying almost flat on my back, being only slightly raised.
I’m gaining more movement everyday and healing nicely. Pain free about 98% of the time.
Walking Towards the Desired Outcome
As at any time in our lives the future is not sure. But as Bill and I have always done, I will continue to “walk” in the direction of the outcome I want.
Thank you for taking time to read this. I wanted you to know that you are always in my thoughts. If you need help, please feel free to email me as always.