Monday, June 09, 2008

A glorious chore.


Nearly every morning lately, I take great enjoyment in watering our little garden patch. With the generally warm weather, the mornings are still cool and refreshing. I place shoes on my children still in their jammies, and we go outside. James follows me around, complaining the way babies do, that I don't give him a turn with the watering can but gets distracted by his sister riding her red trike around with excitement. I talk to my plants like a crazy lady, saying "Good morning little squash! You are looking well this morning." I admire my ugly black knock of crocs as I look down. Sometimes I pick a tomato, sometimes I scowl at bug-bitten leaves. But always I thank God for such fine mornings, and the goodness of a little work and routine. And a reward of a cup of coffee awaiting my reentering of our sturdy little house.

6 Comments:

Blogger charmon said...

Yeah, you have found peace in the routine of life. Your growing up!
May God bless you with peace in all you must do and want to do. Love you,

8:01 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Ham said...

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8:55 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Ham said...

I love early morning waterings...I love seeing the plants grow the most though! It's so graceful and delicate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-FO8tZQGfk&feature=related

8:59 PM  
Blogger jenny baker said...

you make me want my future garden even more now!!!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

I love my little garden too. And the blueberries - so much fun picking them with the 4 year old, though he doesn't put them in the basket, only eats them...

7:17 PM  
Blogger Michelle Melania said...

What a lovely way to spend your morning!

You've been tagged on my blog :)

7:36 AM  

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