Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Friday, April 8, 2011


"Life is about not knowing, having to change, and taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity" - Gilda Radner.

Isn't it funny how we find blog posts at just the right time? I found this quote at
tentenknits today, just when I needed it. Steve and I are looking at a big change coming at us and while he accepts risk and change with open arms, I tend to face it with fear and dragging feet. I'm definitely a person who makes the best of every situation, but embrace change? Not my style, really. And this would be a big change indeed.

I wrote the paragraph above about six weeks ago, but didn't post it. Now it turns out that change has come, but not exactly the change I was originally writing about. But isn't that usually the way? In order to respect the privacy of my family, I can't say a whole lot about what is going on just now, but suffice it to say that we are undergoing some big changes. The type of change that may seem bad at first but will more than likely make us stronger. The most important thing is that we all have our health and we all have each other, and really, those are not only the most important things, they're really the only things, aren't they? My family and I have the opportunity to be creative and to grow and to try some new things, and that's just what we're going to do.

Have a fabulous weekend, dear ones.


  1. Change always seems threatening to me at first, and I think that's a normal response for anyone.

    I have no doubt that you're resilient enough to face whatever comes your way, Rose.

  2. Rose, I think you've hit on the the flip side of change's threat: opportunity.
    I hope that this all resolves well for your family.

  3. As someone who's lived through some major life changes, I can say that it takes a lot of strength to embrace a new challenge, but Stephanie is right; within it there is always a new opportunity.

    As long as you stay connected with each other, your family will strengthen and grow through this change.

  4. Rose, I hide from Change myself, but sometimes it takes us where we really needed to go. I will keep you in my thoughts and know that the right Change is happening for you and your family. Blogs are a great way to write about things and clear your mind. You have friends everywhere in blog land wishing you the best.

  5. oh, I don't like change myself. So glad to hear that you have your health and that you have each other's support. Sending you and yours big hugs! the kiddos and i were at the beach last week and i thought of you often. Loved reading about the knit cafe you started at school - what a fun learning experience!