I look out the door and see my backyard. There are weeds everywhere. The grass is a foot deep. And the garden beds are…well, let’s just say, they need major work! I know how I’m going to spend many afternoons after work.
Can’t tell you how many weeds I used to pull in my mother’s magnificent South Florida garden! I had two main jobs: pick up the rotten mangoes (loaded with roaches) and drag away the bougainvillea clippings (loaded with thorns). So I can’t complain too much about my backyard. We do have slugs but there are neither roaches nor thorns!
Every weed thrown on the pile reminds me how nice the yard will look after a few days of work. We’ll plant flowers and vegetable seeds. One or two new colorful pieces of garden pottery will be the finishing touch! Of course, all this work is done quickly…in my dreams!
It really is fun to imagine our garden’s growth throughout the summer. But now you know I’ll ask the inevitable question. What about my spiritual growth? I wonder how many “life” weeds need to be pulled? What thoughts or actions need to be changed? What new beneficial things do I need to “plant”?
I look forward to seeing my growth as a wife, mother, writer, teacher, and artist!