Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Cleaning

I know it has been a while since my last post - it just so happens to be one month exact. It's funny how that happened by chance. Things have been wonderful but crazy here at the same time. It seems that as each day passes my life changes in some little way, which is not at all a bad thing.

Spring has arrived here in Maryland. The dogwood tree out my bedroom window is budding. The days are beautiful, with sun and blue skies, but it is still cold and chilly at times. Signs of change are among us. I must confess that as the world around me is changing, I am changing just as much - or even more - on the inside. I am not the same person I once was, even a few short months ago.

A few days ago, I was in a frenzy - a cleaning frenzy. I had had enough. It's all gone. All the clutter is sorted, purged or put in its proper place. Finally, my stuff and space is respected. It's all clean now, in my bedroom and office at least - afterall these are the parts of the house that I can control.

This is how it was meant to be - always. I have found that if I am a mess on the inside, my outer world reflects the same. I assume the oppisite is true as well.

I feel relaxed and at ease most of the time now. I cannot wait for our first official cookout, even if it's only for the family. Or to take the kids to the park. There's this park I like to go to. It is the only park that is 100% wheelchair accessible. I can even go up ON the play equipment power chair and all.

The whole playground has a ground made with recycable tires and they have two playareas: one for big kids and one for little kids. They have a awesome educational Nature Center and even accessible hiking trials.

I take my nieces and nephews there all the time because it is where I can fully interact with them and they love it there. In fact, they have already asked me weeks ago, despite the snow, when am I going to take them there.

One day, Jake and will take our children there too. One day.

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