Friday, June 25, 2010

green thumb

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, 
the wise grows it under his feet.
-   James Oppenheim 

I feel like the stage of life that surrounds us now is the soil preparation stage...

We are preparing the soil for our children:
their happiness
their ambition
their hearts
their spirits

We are preparing the soil for our life together:
when children are independent
when we have all day together
with all of the time we need

I am reminded that the small efforts I put into the little things each day can bring about wonderful fruit.
I hope I have a green thumb.

photo:  our garden soil just as the seeds were sprouting

1 comment:

mandy said...

ah! beautiful. beautiful. I want to remember this. Thanks for sharing!