Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Oh, The Wait

I am trying so very hard not to dwell on the fact that I could potentially have several more days or weeks of work in the office.  I have offered my services until my replacement's replacement is hired.  I will not lie, I sometime wish I weren't so nice.  I wish I had put my foot down and gave a solid leave date.  But, I try very hard to do the right thing, even when I have opportunity to do more selfish things.  I am a believer that there is no need to burn bridges, if it can be helped.  So, I wait.  I wait and hope that it comes more quickly than slowly.  I revel in what is to come.  I am looking forward.

I am most looking forward to time.  Time with my family that has been lacking is what I treasure most.  I look forward to not rushing life and to enjoy simple things.  I am looking forward to breakfast at the table with my boys, not in the car en route to our various stops.  I am hopeful for walks in the morning, much time swimming, and watching my garden grow.  I am excited about organizing closets, cleaning out the garage, and finally sorting through the seasonal clothing change.  I am actually eager to clean cupboards and laundry shelves.  I have lists upon lists of things I hope to take my time with as the new season of life is so close to coming.  Oh, the wait.

In the meantime, I am enjoying our first harvest of tomatoes.  They are perfectly delicious.  The boys look often for more ready to pick.

I am enjoying watching my flowers come to life and fill their containers perfectly.  I have used some herbs already in cooking, and it was fun being able to let the boys eat their plants.

Summer for us always includes time at my parents' house playing in the pool and garden.  We were there this past weekend, and I caught a moment with my boys and their "mamma" singing and swinging.  I know I am biased, but isn't my mother just lovely? I tell her she doesn't look old enough to have grand babies.  She never believes me. 

This is just one side of the hydrangea bush you can see behind them in the swing.  It is so very beautiful and enormous.  It just grows bigger every year.  This picture really does not do it's size justice. 

Here is one from a summer past. It has grown tremendously since then, and this picture was late in the season as the blooms were fading. Even here, half of the bush is beyond the lens of the camera.

Oh, the fun we have in their garden and pool....

So, I wait for the soon-coming day when I will wrap up my desk job and start the only job I really ever wanted.  Until then, I will look forward to the days ahead and try to finish strong these days at hand.

B Charmer

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