As in years past, we have always prayed for our garden, that it might grow, that we might be able to enjoy the bounty. And, we weed it, we water, we watch, carefully. This year was no different in that regard; however, we have had a VERY mild summer. But guess what:
And guess what else: Edamame from your garden are SO much tastier than edamame from the store. :)
Given the cool weather, we did have had an overall successful year.
We had a stake president once who would always talk about the parable of the tomato. I'm beginning to understand.
As a child of God, I have been given a "garden box" of 4 beautiful boys, and while I am at their side we till the soil, prepare it, and then plant, and I have many opportunities to talk about Faith, about Work, about Prayer.
As a parent, I am trying to nurture my children and I, myself, am learning much about Faith, about Work, about Prayer. Like a garden, I try to keep the "weeds" out, and bring the good "water" in to our home. Not all days are bright and shiny days, but most are. I warn about more than a few seeds not sprouting, I prepare them as best as I can, and I teach. I don't have to wait until they are older to experience the bounty; the joy of motherhood. I get little glimpses every day.