Sunday, November 22, 2009

Unexpected blessings


Today the hubster and I had a couple of unexpected blessings.

He went to work only to discover he actually had the day off. So he came home and we got to spend time together raking the yard. More romantic than one would think...
We are always better as a team than as singles.

Together we worked on herding the leaves toward the curb where the giant sucking truck would come and get them later this week...
He used the Toro blower and later changed it to the chopping thingie. I stuck w/ the leaf brooms. Jake just ran circles and leaped into piles of leaves digging out twigs and sticks.

During the raking I uncovered an earthworm, fat and sluggish, awoken from his afternoon nap no doubt. I helped him to a safer place. A few yard further on, I uncovered 2 tiny purple violets, sweep and purple, hiding beneath dead and decaying leaves, they were in full bloom, struggling to reach the sun. For some reason I resonated with them. After this past year of struggling through dark times and longing for easier times, I feel like I am slowly getting closer to the sun, pushing through the the dank, decaying, dark days, getting back to the light, back to the positive energy, back to Hope.

It was a blessing to spend the day with my hubby and Jake, in the sunshine, discovering surprising things, under the leaves, in the yard, in my soul.

1 comment:

Tami said...

Sweet story, Martha. Sad to say... I resonate more with the earthworm...