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Friday, August 31, 2012

Bloom where you're planted!

I did not plant this pumpkin patch, but from a few seeds tossed in this spot last fall this vine is thriving on the side of my house.

An unexpected and welcome surprise.

Over the years the hubby and I have moved our family more than a few times - so many times in fact that most of my friends either use a pencil for us in their address book or have simply given us our own page under a little used letter, like X!

"Bloom Where You're Planted" is prominently stenciled across my bathroom walls, across from it a cross-stitched sunflower bearing the same motto. It's a quote I firmly believe in. Having made two (yes two) cross-country moves in 8 years, along with MANY moves before, after and in between, I know what it's like to be the new neighbor and my kids know what it's like to be the new kid in school. Thankfully, we also know how to bloom, no matter where we live.

If nothing else, I think my kids have learned to be resilient, they've learned to grow and thrive no matter what their address. And every morning when they get ready for their day, that quote is there to greet them and remind them of all that's possible - that blooming to your full potential is out there to grasp and you never know what's around the next corner.

Sometimes it takes a lot of work to blossom, and some of us are late bloomers in the game of life, but that doesn't matter!

So, everyday I go outside and water and tend my unexpected pumpkin patch and am reminded how awesome and spontaneous nature and life can be.

I'll keep you posted on it's progress!


  1. Oh, I love pumpkins. And fall. What nice surprise. :)

  2. Great post! I love everything fall. You have to share pictures of the pumpkins this season.


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