Tuesday, January 15, 2013

10 Months and We're Looking Forward to the Spring

Ecc 3:1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:

I Love this opening verse to the 3rd chapter of Ecclesiastes-- it's not always viewed as the perkiest of chapters but it keeps us grounded if we remember that 1st verse.

A Season, that's our take on what we are walking through at the moment, it's a spiritual season and we believe that it will have a completion that will be evident in Glenn receiving the fullness of healing in his body. Until then we will watch the natural seasons pass and plan for the future.

And that is the thought-line I find myself in today... planning. 

Glenn and I had to go to Lowe's the other day to pick up a closet system, the 'not so well done one' that was in place when we bought our new home decided to commit hari-kari upon itself and collapse. Glenn said I hung up 1 to many shirts- whatever! LOL (Thanks again to Ted Bettis for coming over to install it for us!!) 

As I said, we were at Lowes and we began to wander a bit and look around and since we are moving into spring they have seeds and containers beginning to come out. These caught our eye since we have been making the move toward diet change. Now that Glenn has regained his weight, it is time to adjust... him to good food for the obvious reason and me to get healthier and lose some weight in that process.

We have decided that our deck lends itself perfectly to container gardening, and with that thought and the whole healthy eating thing, I have gone down the "rabbit hole" a.k.a. joined Pinterest. I am finding wonderful ideas and am even getting excited about trying them. This includes the container garden ideas, but even more amazingly to those who know me best... cooking ideas! Who in the world would ever think that I would be considering making something like mashed cauliflower, Glenn might do it, but me... lol.

As I collect all the gardening ideas and we get further into the time of year for applying them, we'll sit down together and plan exactly what we are going to do. Something that is important here... we are planning. Yesterday marked the 10 month point since Glenn's diagnosis and this is something that one of the P.A.'s said, and all the Dr's and nurses agree whole hartedly; planning for the future and setting goals is a very important part of the health fight. We have seen this already. Goals give one more reason to press forward, especially on the tough days. Remember, this doesn't just apply when you are facing a crisis, it's a good way to walk- enjoy each day for the gift it is, appreciate it, live it to the fullest-- but also, look forward to upcoming adventures from the simple things, like an upcoming movie date with friends, a park day with the kids to the big things like a special vacation or a child's birthday.

It can be easy to be overwhelmed with the present, try to press through... look to the goals and the next season to come but don't forget to enjoy the one you are in. It may be cold out and the warmth of spring sounds delightful, but take a moment, look around- especially on a day like this: the sky is blue, the clarity of the sunshine amazing and the snow in the hills... what a picture, make a memory and all the way remember the first words of Ecclesiastes 3 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:

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