The Rhythm of Life

My rhythm of life is changing. School is open and I need to slow down when I pass the two schools on my way to work. In addition, football season is upon us. Living in Green Bay, football is as essential as the air we breathe. These things happen every fall. The weather affects the rhythm of my life. The cooler temperatures and shorter days change my garden.  The first frost wipes out the delicate plants, the leaves falling need to be raked and the gardens need to be prepared for winter. All expected changes.

However, this December I will be facing a wonderful change in my life. My son James, youngest by 2 minutes, is getting married. I will be gaining a beautiful daughter-in-law.

I never gave thought to my boys getting married or grandchildren. When I became a mom, my focus was guiding them to become the best they could be and to be independent. Sometimes I was just hanging on, waiting for the next day to arrive. Raising my boys taught me something very, very important. They taught me how to adapt to the changing rhythm of life. To roll with the punches, to let go of the past and live in the moment. They provided a great example of how to give it your best, smile and have fun.

Just like dancing, it is easier to go with the rhythm than fighting it. Enjoy the day as it is revealed to you!

Mary Guldan-Lindstrom  


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