half dead…?

…since Scripture states God gives us 3 score and 10 years for our life…? On Thursday I celebrated getting mid-way through. 35 years old! 26 as a Christian. 21 in love with John (yes, really-no, i can’t believe it either). 12 as a gardener. 11.5 as a Mommy. 32 in Washington. 3 in Oregon. Pretty great, these years and I have only hope and optimism about the future. Was showered with well wishes from friends and family all day and I pretty much spent my day basking in the happiness of being loved, like a cat in the sunshine.

I am off to meet 2 faithful friends for our weekly exercise in pain-10 miles today, gearing up for our half marathon that is -gasp!-30 days away now. What have I agreed to?!!!! There is more to blog about (Caleb has some big news!) so i will pop back on here soon, i promise.

So sorry. These blog posts have been quite infrequent, haven’t they? The weather is so SPRINGISH lately that I am neglecting everything to play outside. The spring green in the Willamette Valley is so bright it literally hurts your eyes to look at it-it’s like I imagine Ireland must look!? (No wonder the pioneers all headed for Orygun) So the cabin fever of Nov-Feb has to be made up for and now we hate 4 walls around us-the boys and I are outdoors constantly. By May the ignored housework will reach critical mass and be in danger of harming our health but Oh! “the grounds” will be so pretty! If you come to visit, and I greet you on the porch, and just talk to you in the yard, and won’t let you come indoors to get a beverage or use the restroom but keep showing you the purple clematis and how tall the french beans are and oh come away from that window, here look at the roses!….well, now you know why.


About sparrowjourney

Christian homeschooling mom to three boys, married to my best friend, John, for over 20 years. I love gardening without gloves, learning history with my kids, cooking with lots of butter, serving others, great books, rich coffee, studying the Bible, camping outdoors, scrapbooking, vintage home decor, the smell of rain and cut grass, authentic people, poetry, laughing until your sides hurt, and babies. oh and black licorice is pretty awesome.
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3 Responses to half dead…?

  1. Brian says:

    Happy Birthday Brenda… Glad you’re having fun playing in the dirt. Spring sure has sprung! See you next week.

  2. Rebeca says:

    Hope you had a happy birthday! Rebeca

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have watched our little corner of the world turn green before my eyes as well. Come take a peek at ours, where the inside AND outside are untidy! ~F

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