Life changes at any age can be devastatingly difficult. I recommend you do not attempt such a feat on your own; you need a friend. I have the best.
I needed the best too because not only was I making a move, I was making the catastrophic move of ending my thirty-four year marriage. It was more of escaping rather than ending, but let’s not nit-pick.
Before me lay a mountain of details, decisions and tasks that had to be performed in order for me to survive. First, there was a place to live; my friend offered a place in her home. Next, I had to actually declare my intentions and my friend was there to hold my hand, providing me the strength to accept the truth of my situation.
I admit I have trouble when a mountain looms in front of me. I struggle not to give up. There just appeared to be too many changes at one time to scale that big a hill. With my friend’s help I have made the leap of faith that life is going to be better and left the city for the country.
I’m talking farm life; chickens in the backyard country. Driving to my new destination was a field trip in itself due to the beauty of the land.
I was treated to soft green hills rolling along the highway; cows grazing, slowly working their way to a small pond or stream. Fields, some plowed exposing rich black soil, others barring crops, butting up against a grove of trees where in hides a farm house, porch, clothes’ line and children running free. Every house that peaked out from its protective shade tree covering bore an American flag. I felt like I was driving into the ‘American Spirit’ for the first time in my life. I felt freedom, not only from the wind blown fabric of stars and stripes but free to live in peace.
I found that peace in the quiet of a country evening. It is such a joy to see the stars again! For so long the city lights have denied me the glorious view of a night sky; a simple treasure hidden and hoarded in the country.
Without the support and love from my friend, Cheryl, I would still be facing a mountain and suffering the fear of taking that first step.
Thank you my friend, forever.
Decorative Farmhouse Appeal
Add country charm to your home with this wooden cake stand and lightly distressed step stool you can easily make yourself.
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Making Moth Balls
Keep moths at bay with these homemade moth balls.