Friday, May 20, 2011

Growing Organic

My middle son decided, on his own, that he wanted to learn botany this year, and so I knew long before the spring that we would be more involved in the garden this year.  What I didn't know was how much that would play into the road God would have us on this spring.  I've never been more excited about the garden, or enjoyed working in it as much as I have this year!  Even the really hard, physical stuff - like building beds and moving dirt - left me with such a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment.  But nothing compares to the joy and amazement at seeing new life.  We can plan, plant, and water, but then all that's left to us is to wait.  It is God that makes it all grow.  What a blessing to see this miracle time and time again already this spring.  Just when I'm sure I've blown it all and messed up my son's hard work, God steps in and makes it beautiful.  As I walked around watering, weeding, transplanting, and harvesting this morning (don't worry, I don't do this every day :)) I was filled with wonder. I've been through many seasons of depression in my life, but this spring is a season of joy.  Thank You, God, for showing us the true bounty of Your provision and Your amazing plan for our health.

1 comment:

  1. Michael EatherlyMay 26, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Looking forward to the fruits of your labor...