Volunteer Hollyhocks growing between the concrete and the patio pavers. They are thriving despite their location!
Yesterday a huge storm cell in Denver, Colorado put a kabash to the Oregon trip that my son and I were eagerly anticipating. We made it onto the plane and then heard message after message about a storm that was limiting access to the Denver airport. For a time the airport was apparently shut down completely. Eventually we de-planed after our trip to the tarmac and back. Our flight was postponed several times and finally cancelled.
It was quite a disappointment, but I still believe that everything happens for a reason. I spent this morning walking on the treadmill instead of walking on a trail towards a beautiful waterfall or walking around the yard at my aunt and uncle’s home admiring all the artistic touches my aunt has added. Despite being a bit down about the trip, I do have so many things to be thankful for.
I found out the flight information for my two exchange students this morning, so that was a huge spirit booster. It makes things more official and increases the ever growing anticipation and excitement of their arrival! One arrives on August 17th and the other on August 20th. I know those will both be joyful days and ones that will more than make up for the one my son and I just spent in the airport.
I plan to take the bad situation and use it as fertilizer to give me more appreciation for the wonderful things in my life. I found a great item on Etsy from PlantablesAndPaper that made me smile. Click on the link if you want a unique gift for someone going through a rough patch! When life gives you sh*t, plant a garden and grow from it! My volunteer hollyhock growing from the pavement is an excellent example! ❤
A great post. Sad you missed your flight! I love the hollyhock thriving on its own.
Thank you so much! I saw the hollyhock when it first popped up and thought I’d see what it did. It really did well and was a sign for me this morning that despite circumstances that aren’t the best, I can thrive as well! 🙂 Have a wonderful day!! Thanks for visiting and for the nice comment! 🙂
You are welcome! I had the same thing happen with my sunflower volunteers! The gold finches are enjoying the seeds from them now.
Oh sweet!! ❤ Those are the cutest little birds. I put out thistle seed just for them 😊
They do love it!
Sorry you missed your flight, but God works in mysterious ways. You have an excellent attitude and it’s contagious the way you look at life – inspirational! 🙂 Thanks for being you Beth! P.S. Love the hollyhocks!
You are the sweetest, Janie! ❤ I agree that God works in mysterious ways and maybe next time all will go smoothly and we’ll appreciate it that much more! 😁 I hope you are feeling 100% better again and up to the challenges of life! 😀❤😀
Thanks Beth! Not quite there yet, but getting a little better everyday. 🙂 Big hugs