I walked slowly through my yard this morning with my dog. It’s been awhile since I had a moment to myself. I’m always rushing and sometimes I’m so busy or preoccupied that I do not always notice things on the sidelines. I stress myself out so much between work, school, and family, etc. that I sometimes focus too much on the game. Instead of focusing on the details and making as many observations as I use to, the details tend to blur together. Part of me wonders if that’s just life, or if it’s something we buy into believing has to happen as we get older?
Walking through the yard, I realized that I’ve been so focused on working and paying off my debt that I didn’t even take time to notice parts of the garden dying. The very parts my Grandfather planted and nurtured through the years, were slowly fading away.
I had a different upbringing because instead of being raised by my parents, I was raised by my Grandparent’s. My Grandfather passed away from lung cancer in January of ’96 and my Grandmother died of multiple complications in August of ’07. Although they have passed, I still reside in their house to this day.
Last year I attempted to conquer the garden I’ve come to call “Jumanji” over the years. With lots of time, effort, hardwork, and dedication I turned the garden around for the better. But this year with my lack of attention, the garden has slowly been fading. My Grandfather’s roses have bloomed less times than this exact time last summer and his Pegonias have a plant disease. I only hope I can reverse the ill effects before it’s too late.
I’ll be posting an update on the situation very soon. Praying…Enjoy your morning….Love Katie