Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sowing Seeds

Have you ever planted a seed or seeds only to have them washed away, plucked from the earth by a hungry bird, or damaged by lack of rain and too much sun?

That is how I feel lately, like the seeds I've been sowing, which all looked so promising when I first nestle them into the soft ground, have not taken hold and reached for the sky as they should have.  It's like nurturing that tiny seedling (or dream in this case) and having it not blossom into what you hoped it would due to outside forces.

After months of working hard to get the website up and running with a partner, it became evident yesterday that the tiny plant I'd been carefully cultivating had withered on the vine.  I would stop to feel sorry for myself, but when I look around at what so many have lost this past week I would have to be crazy, or incredibly selfish to complain.

So instead, I will plant my own garden, tend to it myself and if the seedlings grow in to ginormous plants I will reap the rewards.  I have friends and family, really good friends and family, who will help me fertilize and monitor these tender plants, and like so many tenacious farmers before me, I will see my vision come to fruition with their support.

And although my most recent endeavors will now go in a different direction than I anticipated, there is always sunshine and gentle rain on the horizon which will ensure a bountiful harvest in the long run.

If growing a beautiful garden was so easy, maybe the fruits of our labors wouldn't bring us so much joy when it does all work out.  And you can't be too upset when things don't go as planned, because maybe that seed that was snatched away was better served as someone else's dinner, eh?  Mr. Bluebird concurs!


  1. Oh- I am so sorry this has happened to you. It has happened to me a few times in my life and it is always disheartening. I'll be keeping you in my prayers. I am a firm believer that when one door shuts another one opens-even if it is not the door we were looking for- Blessings to you! xo Diana

  2. Oh, no! I'm so sorry to hear this, Kat. If all things happen for a reason, I wonder what this one will point to.

  3. Kat, first off, I am glad you are ok. Secondly, I am so sorry about your failed partnership. I would volunteer to fill the void; however, I am not even sure of what your venture was ! Take a deep breath and move forward with your dreams...a nanadiana said, this may be the way it's supposed to be! Hugs.

  4. I'm so sorry, Kat. Your metaphor made me smile reminds me of the Bette Midler song, The Rose. I know you will come out better for this, we learn from our experiences as well as out mistakes. Don't give up your dream and continue to stay positive!


  5. Not to sound cliché but when one door closes another one opens or is it a window? Also you have the most beautiful bluebirds!

  6. I agree, you simply never know! Just one foot in front of the other, and the world opens up before you.

  7. Thanks everyone, it really is a blessing in disguise and once it's all back on track it will be worth all of the extra effort! xoxo Kat

  8. Kat,
    Your outlook is wise and healthy. I believe you're right, a blessing in disguise! You are so talented.

  9. Dear, blame Adam! If he would have been obedient in the garden of Eden we would not have to toil quite so much....

  10. the power of forgiveness, the power of grace baby.... it might apply here I do not know...but these two have seen me through my darkest years and my now crappy sometimes days.

    We are not promised even a minute let alone an hour or a that I finally have that tattooed on my brain I can get through the disappointments. Not that they don't still hurt, as I'm sure yours do, but I get through faster and on to the next path. Changing course is hard and sometimes charting it by yourself is the best way.... nest for a bit then get back up and do it your way.
    sending love and grace

  11. You are always better off to go it alone. It reminds me of the penchant that girls have of going to the rest room with another girl. For years after a failed love affair I could not bring myself to go out to a fine restaurant alone. Now, I have a partner and could care less whether he is in town or not.

  12. Oh I'm so sorry about the change of plans. Let's presume this bump in the road will lead you to better places in the end. We're all rooting for you.

  13. Patience is an important gardener's tool

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  14. Sometimes holding someones hand gives us security as we walk along the path into the unknown. As we forge seems the other person feels more secure, and starts heading off in his own direction, dragging us along until we can't, or don't want to keep going where he seems to be heading.
    We have to make a decision. To hang on, or let go.
    Letting go means starting yourself...doing it your way....heading in your own direction.
    Take a break, and re-charge.
    Then kick that birds butt off that post, and don't let him eat anymore of your seeds!!!!!!

  15. Sometimes the first batch of seeds don't do too well - the weather conditions are not favourable, the birds or the slugs eat them and then you have to plant a second crop. The conditions are right, the harvest is a little bit later, but what a harvest. All the best, Kat with your 'second' crop. The rain washed out and what the rain didn't ruin, the slugs munched my first sowing of runner beans. The second lot of seeds, I sowed in early June and we had such a fantastic crop of runner beans which have lasted right until now. Your own 'garden' is going to be fantastic.

  16. You have a wonderful way of putting it all into perspective Kat and I admire your ability to do so. Yet I can imagine how hard it must be to keep upbeat. You are an incredibly hard worker and I admire all the effort you put into everything you do. You are gonna make it happen beautifully the way it was meant to, I know it! xo

  17. You have the most beautiful visitors :) Greetings from Sweden, my friend! It's gray and rainy here. But you know how I love gray. The rain....not so.

  18. First visit . . . excellent metaphor . . . sending tender thoughts.

  19. I know you must be very
    disappointed, but I have
    no doubt that you'll forge
    on and bring your dreams
    to fruition, Kat!! Keep
    watering those dreams!

    xo Suzanne

  20. Love those bluebird pics! Things sometimes just don't work out like we think or hope they will. I've sure learned that.


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