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Words of Wifedom

Sharing thoughts from my life experience

Penchant

Penchant

Having a penchant for something can reveal itself at any time or age, even if its something you didn’t necessarily want to do, you can be drawn to it anyway. A penchant of mine that I recently rediscovered is my love for plants and flowers. This is not to say that I love to garden. Where I live gardening is no easy task. The ground is hard, full of shale rock and it is hot, sweaty, dirty, hard work, and if that were not enough, “smack!!!”, it is ridden with my most hated life-form, mosquitos and the occasional biting fly.
Although, I don’t love to garden, I do love the beauty of plants. I love a brand new pretty planter, a couple big bags of potting soil, a gardening trowel and a bunch of my favorite, most colorful flowers and vines. And since we’ll have one beautiful planter, aw hell, why don’t we buy enough for two and have matching ones?!
I don’t know if it’s because it’s an innately human thing to do…dig in the dirt…take pleasure in what is beautiful to the senses…knowing that you are responsible for the care of a living thing. All I know is that I have spent far too much time this Spring and Summer making trips, stops and meandering through the aisles of the garden center in my favorite home improvement stores to the point that my pre-teen daughter refuses to go inside anymore and opts to stay in the car listening to music.

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Fleeting Moments

Fleeting

Part of my weekend was spent talking to a friend about a crisis she recently went through. After hours of talking on my couch, she left. She didn’t need to change how she felt and didn’t need anyone to convince her otherwise, she just needed to have a friend acknowledge her feelings and let her feel the way she feels. Time is fleeting and you can make the most of it, or let it slip away.

What your loved ones need from you

Flow

Freedom to be who they are

Listening ears and a loving heart

Ordinary days not filled with expectations

Words they’ll want to remember

Legacy

Legacy

When my mother passes, I would like to be able to replace some of her goodness in the world when she is gone. She is wise and kind. Soft spoken and patient. She knows the right thing to say to build someone up, even with only a few words. She doesn’t tear down. I wish I could be more like her. She hopes for the best in people, but is nobody’s fool. Right now I can only observe and try to train myself to be a better person. I will be lost without her, but it will leave only me to fill the hole in my children’s hearts when she passes. When that day comes, I will have to be strong, patient, wise, good. I hope that some of her legacy can live on in me.

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