Friday, March 19, 2010


tran·si·tion   /trænˈzɪʃən, -ˈsɪʃ-/

1.movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change: the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Or...from winter to spring...or from a mother of young children to a mother of adult children...
The word  "trasnsition" popped into my head this morning after going out to the post office to mail a package and realizing that after the past few days being 60+ degrees and sunny, this morning the thermometer on my rear-view mirror said "ice" (which means cold. ~Or 25 degrees, cloudy and windy.)
Then the connections formed in my mind, marrying my life stage with the change of seasons. One day is exciting (warm and sunny) and the next day I need to set my mind to focus on the positive because it is cloudy and cold.
Excuse me for being stuck on the same subject of my nest emptying. The reality is drawing ever nearer, and it truly is bittersweet on this farm! I am soaking up every minute of Ethan's high school experience, just as I soaked up the sunshine the last few days.
On the days when I am contemplating what it will be like next fall with no one to wake up to, (Dale leaves early) and "what will I do with all those empty rooms upstairs?"...I have to set my mind to focus on the positive.
Serenity is found in focus...on the new beginning rather than the ending. I have found this to be a great comfort when I have lost family members too. Focus on their new beginning instead of my loss.
So for today, though I have to put my coat on to walk out to the shop, I will focus on the days ahead where the daffodils will pop up, and the leaves will make their entrance to color the landscape once again!

If you come out to Bittersweet Farm, you will find a variety of spring flowers, baskets, candles, and eggs in the shop (and lots more) to bring sunshine into your home as you transition your decor! And on this chilly day today, enjoy fixing your gaze on the anticipation of new life ahead......

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