Spring has Sprung

 

It’s that time again! The garden is in the ground and the veggies are starting to grow. It was a tough start because of the fluctuating temperatures. Some of our seedlings didn’t make it. But, in that was a FANTASTIC discussion with our kids about our responsibility and  charge as parents.  The Lord has commissioned us to train them up in the way they should go…to grow them and guide them and make sure that their roots are strong before we plant them in this ever-fluctuating world. The visual example in our garden brought a certain simplicity and clarity to that word picture. They got it!

I want to keep it simple today and just share some pictures. You will see my new friend- who we have named “Fabrizio”. He is a brilliant blue tree swallow who has chosen our new birdhouse as the home for he and his camera-shy mate. When I work in the garden, he comes out of his house and perches himself on the fence post closest to me. He pivots his little head around to keep an eye on me at all times and he also talks to me…and I talk back. I am so happy to have him as a guest in our mini-home. After all, part of his God-given job is to eat various bugs and pests that will attempt to thwart the growth of our little plants. THAT makes me love him even more.

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A beautiful gift from a beautiful friend and Titus 2 woman. I am blessed!

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