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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring has sprung . . .



How long the sun and moon have been turning day and night, just to spend one night with You!
Rumi

"If spring came but once in a century, instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake, and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change!" ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My daughter's wedding shower today - the first real event for her upcoming wedding. My living room is filling up with wedding gifts. It's a beautiful spring day - the weather is beautiful - it's the the second day of spring - I'm having lunch with family and friends - what more could you ask for? I am blessed. (We're going to a tea room after we spend three hours of watching Grand Master Choi train the kids from my grandson's school . . . but that's another story.)

I'm realizing that this time my daughter's wedding is for real. Her first marriage, I knew better, I knew it was just a matter of time (sad to say). I was thinking that I was getting better about my grandson and my daughter leaving home (for the last time), but last night my grandson got me crying . . . he's so confused . . .

Sometimes my life seems like a revolving door. Daughter and grandson in, my friend in from Virginia and out this Tuesday, the puppy in, then taking the puppy out (!), the wedding invites out, the replies coming in, my husband out during the week, in on the weekends, my daughter's packages in taking over the house, the boxes getting packed to go out in May, my grandson wondering what will happen to his world when he moves out (we're out getting him someone to talk too, out for karate, my daughters fiance coming in, friends in and friends out - whew - I long for just one hour alone - or I think I do - something tells me to be careful for what I wish for - I just may get it.

I'm going to go from my busiest of busies to my emptiness of empties . . .

Don't you wish you could some time in a bottle and save it for later?

I'm not going to worry about it today though, for "Spring, an experience in immortality," said Henry David Thoreau, and I for one, am going to enjoy it.

Hope y'all do too. The worries and stress won't go away - but for now, I'm just going with the flow.

Love,
Chatty
Thanks for the pictures Miss Penniwig!

4 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

It is a strange time...I remember well but you will get through it and come out better and stonger...promise.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

If it's any help: "The only constant is change." -- Aismov

Hang in there, the time will pass, enjoy what you can...

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Your life is in a whirl it's true!
Soon, you'll have the quiet, and you'll be able to reflect over all the busy time you're currently having and will be able to savor it all again. When things are quiet again, you'll be able to concentrate on you, your needs, and your future days. That could be quite stimulating!!

Chatty Crone said...

I sure do appreciate all your positive words of encouragement.

I'm whipped today. It ended at a carnival at the mall in the parking lot!!!!!