3 Life Lessons from Yard Work

The lilac hedge behind my house.

They’re not in bloom right now, but we have a hedge of lilac bushes growing by the fence that separates our yard from our back door neighbor. I love the smell of lilacs in full bloom.

My wife and I built our home in 2004 when our oldest child was still small enough to walk under the kitchen table without hitting his head. (He’s six feet tall now). I grew up in a home with a yard, but somehow remained mostly…