Friday, April 25, 2008

Dis-Ease

Teeny tiny bores ate through our huge pine tree in our back yard. We had to pay to get it removed and then shell out the money to get a new small tree. Well, this spurred me on to finally attack the beds in the back. As I started with trimming the hedges and pulling weeds, I noticed that four bushes were diseased as well. Not only did our tree have to be removed, but now I had to uproot four bushes and two other plants. As I did this, I thought about how we get diseases. I thought about the word "disease." I have said on this blog before that my thinking is flawed to expect life to be problem free or easy. So, why am I shocked when something in my life has dis-ease? If I would only expect a difficult prognosis with each circumstance, then I wouldn't be disappointed. A life of ease is unrealistic. May I accept the dis-ease in my life with more grace.

4 comments:

Chelle said...

Great minds think alike! And I really love the look of the blog!!!

Mimi said...

You have done a great job in your yward, by the way. Glad I could be there to WATCH you work so hard getting those "dis-eased" bushes come out without ease!! Now you can take it easy while the seeds grow!!!

jennyhope said...

oh i know what you mean. iqds praise
him for his grace

StaceyStace said...

I love your play on words!
"dis-ease"
Your flowers are pretty, too.