I’ve got plans for today that don’t include a lick of cleaning other than a little laundry. So, yay to that. I’ve already had my walk for the day and wanted to share a photo with you but realized I hadn’t taken many this week. It’s crazy time at school right now, with the winding down of the year and tomorrow evening is graduation. I will be there, like I always am, with my camera.
So I looked into my photo files for years past and found this one from exactly three years ago today.
There was a time when I couldn’t even look at photos taken back then. I mean, I literally could not open up my files without feeling angry at the blows life had dealt my husband and me. But I can now. And we really did live in a beautiful place. Our house on the horse farm sat at the top of a hill overlooking the pond you see below. The pond attracted so many birds and it was an absolute pleasure to see every day.
For ten years, we lived on Northview Stallion Station, outside of Chesapeake City, Maryland. My husband held several different positions while there: broodmare manager, stallion manager, and then after his first surgery in 2004, maintenance manager. When I took this photo, we had no idea that within a few short weeks, my husband and another long-time employee would be let go. Just like that, with no warning. And we had no idea that within another few months, my husband’s brain tumor would recur and our lives would again change completely.
But hey, isn’t that what life’s about? Nothing ever stays the same.
This isn’t a “feeling sorry for myself” post. Please don’t get that impression. I am so glad for everything we have, for this beautiful day, and for all the love in my life. I can hear my husband outside with his new weed-eater and that makes me happy, too.
I wrote this post three years ago. I believe I felt the same way then.
Having a Zen moment with my green tea
Enjoy your weekends, my friends. I’m off to buy container plants to replace the pansies. I can’t believe how long these plants lasted this year ~ what a beautiful Spring we had here in Maryland.