Taking charge

Upon losing two daughters years ago I was wild in my sorrow and rage (well-deserved, I told myself) until in time I learned that, almost as surely as they were lost, so was I. Only then did I begin to try to understand the one behind my loss — and in doing so, was able to forgive. Never mind what the other deserved; that was God’s business. What I deserved was peace, and only in forgiving did I find it.

The past can never change. But the future of me is mine alone.

About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.
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1 Response to Taking charge

  1. Paul Hoffman says:

    This is a powerful truth!

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