Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Thankful for My Weed Whacker

  • hugs to you.  Why is it something as simple as weed whacking can really help us when we feel the need to let out our stress?  

  • I have always found gardening very therapeutic. People say they hate weeding, but I love it because more often than not, I am in a mood to just rip something out of the ground once I get going. I can only imagine the pangs that Lucia's comment gave you. It's wonderful that you make it easy for her to be aware of her brother without burdening her. I think it must be the foundation for understanding in the future, such as it is. Much love to you.

  • Sending lots of love.  Those weeds had it coming.  I too find lots of healing tackling a project in the yard.  Those conversations with the lil' sibs are so bittersweet.  

    Sending lots of love and baby dust,


  • Cutting grass and whacking weeds have a ton of purposes!!  Stress relief is just one of them.    Sweet questions from a little sis who clearly sees how much her brother is loved.



  • I remember the week after we lost ethan & casey, i spent tons of time in the yard and in the sunshine b/c it felt like a healing activity ... it allowed me to lose myself in an activity that took me away from the pain i was feeling.

    I'm glad to hear that Lucia knows about Marco, and I too, would have paused at her comment. Kaelin has always been very  tuned in to her brothers, but Kelsey, not so much.

    Hugs to you, Libby.


    P.S. a little funny ... i was looking at blog titles and hadn't scrolled down far enough -- and saw your title as "thankful for my weed." I paged down quickly ... just to see if there was something else to it! And wondering what you were up to. :)

  • So much love coming your way.  I am so sorry that you're dealing with all of this.  I can't even imagine the frustration you're facing.  I'm glad weed-whacking reduces even a little of the stress.

    Wishing you peace,


  • Libby,

    Sending you lots of hugs and prayers. Sometimes we all just need a distraction from the overwhelming weight of our thoughts and emotions.