I’m looking at my world with different eyes and a different viewpoint lately. I’m learning to be more open to change and enjoy the life I have RIGHT NOW. I’ve always been a future planner, and it is disconcerting to know that the future is uncertain and that K and I have a lot of unknowns coming up over the next year. Being the wife of a career military warrant officer, I used to think that I had learned to be more flexible and embrace change, but moving here to Belgium has opened my eyes to how inflexible I still am and how much my attitude and behavior is reflected by my children.
So here I am, embracing what I’ve been given: health, happiness, enough money and fortune to travel in Europe as I please, and the beautiful gift of time with my husband and children. At home, in the States, I was so wrapped up in the busyness of life that I rarely stepped back and saw the moments of laughter and happiness I had right in front of me. I spent much of the last 5 years counting the days that K was gone and wishing for what I finally have now; time together with no major separations. Yet since we’ve moved here, I’ve already planned (and scrapped those plans) to leave here and spend more time apart, so now I am going to enjoy all the time I do have and be thankful for it! I pray that by showing my contentment, my children will reflect that and feel it themselves. That we will all live by that old adage: “Bloom where you are planted”
It’s spring now, it’s time to bloom!