Planty Family

Planty Family

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


There are a lot of changes on the horizon for our little family. My work, our decision to homeschool, new responsibilities at church for both my husband and I. Things are moving. Growth is coming.

Lately, a particular memory keeps surfacing. Shortly after I graduated high school, late on warm, spring nights, I would drive my car out to the orange groves. With some angsty alternative rock song blasting, I would roll down the windows and take in the sweet, heady scent of orange blossoms and feel the cool, fresh air. The world seemed stretched out in infinity before me as I drove those dark, remote roads. I felt all the endless possibilities welling up and expanding within me as that perfumed wind whipped around me. I was on the precipice of something enormous. The grand adventure of actually living was about to begin.

I think there's a reason I keep thinking about that time. Great things are coming. Once again, possibilities seem limitless and inviting. A new chapter in our lives is about to begin. And I am even more excited now than I was then.

That, or I've been diffusing orange essential oil too much lately.

Is there a time you remember feeling full of anticipation for great changes that were coming? Remembering those times can help rekindle our desire to take risks and change for the better.