Mrs. Loving looked at the class and said, "Of all the things that could happen in the world. Today, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded while it was taking off." None of us knew what that meant, but I remember going home and watching over and over the explosion on TV. I will never forget the images, the two paths of smoke veering off after the explosion. The questions. The conversations about the teacher, Christa McAuliffe, who was on board. This was the first significant event that rocked my world.
We all have these events, every generation.
The Kennedy assassination.
September 11, 2001.
The Haiti earthquake.
And on, and on, and on.
|Grapevine showing new growth for the year|
So while I'm at home and feeling like the world is falling apart, I will walk my garden and look at the growth. I will enjoy the beneficial bugs, and pray for bats to move into my bat house to eat all the other bugs. I will watch for the little miracles of nature, the buds and the sprouts and the flowers and the pollinators, and I will remember that everything will be okay.