Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I Miss My Garden

When I was a kid, we had a garden.  Everyone was assigned certain rows to weed.  I loved it! Everyone else hated it.  I enjoyed uncovering the bare earth around the plants.  It gave me a sense of accomplishment.  But more than that, I could be alone.  I often went out to the garden to weed just so I would be alone.  I knew no one else would be out there!  It gave me time to recharge.  Now as an adult, we also have a garden and when the kids were younger, I'd work in the garden while they played nearby.  Now, William has turned into a gardener, too.  He loves going with me to check on the garden.  While I'm excited that I'm not the only one who thrills at the new growth and fledgling crop, I also miss the time I could sneak out into the garden and be alone.  I'm sure that I can find a new normal for my time in the garden, it just might take awhile to get it figured out.  In the meantime, I miss my garden.

2 comments:

Tammy said...

For me, it was laundry. When I was a teenager, I would hang laundry out in the hot, California sun and enjoy being by myself. I don't hang my laundry out now, but when my daughter was little I found a certain amount of peace and quiet in the basement as I sorted laundry. Ever since she has been able to go down the stairs, as soon as she hears me heading downstairs she drops everything to race downstairs too. I love my daughter, but I do miss just being able to sort laundry by myself. :P

Becky said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one :)