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Showing posts from September, 2012

Icebergs Ahead...

"I feel like I'm wasting my potential."

Those are words I actually spoke to my husband earlier today.

They are just the tip of the iceberg of feelings I seem to be facing lately about life. Feelings sparked by comments. By conversations. By situations.

Mid-life crisis? The emotional changes of fall? Lingering personal troubles with settling in to our current community? Too much unused mental energy? Regret for not pursuing different paths at different key points in the past?

Ah life, what a mystery you can be...


Boots, Saddles, and Smiles...

Have I mentioned how lucky we have been in life to meet so many kind and generous people? It's true. We have been so fortunate to be welcomed into the hearts and lives of many families through the years. This weekend has been one reminder after another of just how blessed a life we live thanks to those warm hearts.

Today Lexi and I got to join a friend and her horses for a morning ride. Lexi has been dreaming of this day since we first visited the horses this spring as we planned/prepped our joint family garden out near their pasture. I will admit, I have been pretty excited for a chance to go riding as well. The days when I could spend endless hours in the company of a horse were so long ago, but my love for them as companions has never faded.

Sharing a ride with my daughter today was both incredibly exciting and terrifying. On one hand my overly protective mother bear instinct kicks in every time I look at those beautiful beasts and think how it wouldn't take much for one to…