Brand New Again

by Lisa Douglas

The air was brisk in the shade today, despite the sun smiling it’s bright smile. A slight wind whisked a few wisps out of my face while I bent over to push Baby Dude on the tricycle. The sun shone like a special Christmas gift just for me, helping fight off the chill from the shade. It was then I saw it, laying in the stiff dirt.

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New growth.

Despite the packed dirt and horrible planting by the contractors, somehow these seeds found a way to grow anyway, despite the carcasses of some of their friends, dried, laying on top of the hardened mud.

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These sprouts signify my family today. We received a flurry of calls from doctors earlier – we are in the clear, both myself and my son. I don’t think I can begin to explain to you how grateful I am for that bit of news.

I don’t think grass has ever looked more beautiful.

(I guess my daughter’s lucky find on the soccer field the other day helped us, huh?)

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(I also think all of your thoughts and prayers helped us, too. How can I ever thank you?)

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