Here is what I know. In one day the peony opened. I have been waiting and waiting for this day. I have a few more days to wait before I can harvest a bouquet for inside the kitchen but, we are on our way. The days and hours pass by and we have a choice on what to do with them. We can either move ourselves forward - one step at a time or we can choose not to take a step. We can choose to stand up and face the challenge or we can choose to remain flattened, face down in the ground - paralyzed by our fears. The hours and days will pass by regardless of our choice. I choose to stand up and move forward. I am thankful for a supportive family and husband and a team of partners who stand beside and behind me cheering me along.