Thursday, July 14, 2011

No journey is too great .....

I'm off to California to visit my Mom, who turned 89 yesterday. She is in surprisingly great health, has so much energy, and has a far better memory than I do! I plan to have a fun few days celebrating her birthday and catching up. (And it's 45 degrees cooler there than here in good ol' hot Austin, Texas ... a refreshing change!)
But before I go, I want to leave you with this wonderful sentiment on a thank-you card my beautiful friend and neighbor Jane, gave me ... just for bringing her some peach cobbler! When I read this, a tremendous feeling of wonder and gratitude washed over me, because I realized I DO find whatever I seek. I have hoped for people like Jane in my life and here she is. Another of my favorite people in the whole wide world, Katherine (who also happens to be my cousin's wife) found her way back into my life by moving into a house right across the road from me, all the way from New Zealand. I live out in the country which is what I've always wanted. I have a wonderful, creative life, and three sweet dogs who follow me around adoringly. I have a terrific husband and a daughter who is truly a dream come true.

This is the life I have sought and this is the life I have. Yep, sometimes the journey is rocky but it is worth everything when you find what you seek. Thank you, Jane.

A card with a dachshund even!

4 comments:

Steph H. said...

I just wanted to say "hi" since I am following your blog. I actually read the last post of your butter blog and was inspired. :)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Yes, you do have a lovely life. What makes it even better is your appreciation for it. And the way you find such beauty and bring it to others. I appreciate that.

Anonymous said...

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/kevin-horrigan/article_16e5dc3e-1261-5cf8-b829-0ae260eb270b.html

Hi Michelle-this is so nice, I thought you might enjoy seeing what my daughter Margo is doing--another amazing undertaking by just ordinary people like us! glad to hear that you are doing well!

Wendy

Michelle Wells Grant said...

Wendy, thank you ... just in case you check back and see this! I loved reading about your daughter! So admirable!