Earlier this summer my family suffered a significant loss. It was unexpected and was a great shock. When things like this happen, it leaves so many unanswered questions and confusion. You keep asking “Why?” just to get no answer in return, just more confusion. I feel it’s just something we are not meant to fully understand at that moment, but as time goes on we find we learn things from it and it becomes a part of us as we go on with our day to day lives.
Back in April, I had posted a little progress I had on my garden. I took some pictures last week of a beautiful, healthy and thriving garden oasis. My intention was to post these with much pride and joy.
Friday afternoon a violent hailstorm ripped through the garden. I watched helplessly from my back door as the lush greenery was obliterated. My heart just sank. I went out when the storm passed to see how much damage had occurred. It was significant. I went back in and just decided to leave it alone for the day.
I woke up he next day embracing that this was a new day. The sun was shining, the bees were busy collecting as if nothing had happened. I started with one plant, caring and mending what I could before I moved on to the next. As the sun rose up and beamed over my garden I could see the blooms open their faces to the sky taking in the healing elements. I rose my face to the sky, felt the warmth spread over my face and chest and knew then everything was going to be ok.