One of my most enjoyable pastimes is gardening. I adoringly tend to several small gardens within my backyard, a hummingbird garden, a butterfly garden and an English-style garden. I find it quite spiritual being one-on-one with the flowers, butterflies and birds…
I’ve often paralleled my 2 children to flowers since they were toddlers. Some days they were my lovable roses, some days they were my rogue little snap dragons, other days they were my lazy-n-silly daisies. On those days when they were just determined to do as they please I’d refer to them as my little wildflowers or stinkweeds.
We nurture and cultivate our gardens in very similar ways as we do our children. We provide seedlings with lots of love and the richest organic soil we can afford as a base to grow in. We enrich and feed the soil and we water it as needed. We lovingly shape and trim back our flowers promptly not allowing them to wander further off path than they should.
In many ways our babies are the same as the delicate flowers we grow and tend to in our backyards. We want them to grow healthy so they can stand strong on their own and be abundant and independent someday. Our children are the flowers in our garden of life.
Be sure to nurture your gardens….