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How Does Your Garden Grow?
Posted By Jessica Fisher On November 13, 2011 @ 1:34 am In GOD,Joyful Womanhood,Parenting and Family | 9 Comments
As moms, we can aspire to greatness :
I don’t know about you, but I don’t live there. My life is full of messes, stains, less than kind words, and dinners that are absolute train wrecks.
I lay in bed at night reviewing all the ways I’ve failed as a mother, how wretched and weedy my garden growns.
I was too harsh when….
I should have….
I missed saying goodnight to….
It’s so hard to fight Discouragement in the watches of the night when I’m tired and Perspective has ceased to keep me company.
Somehow a new morning and the bright sunshine can change my perspective. I see the uniqueness of our family. I see how much one child has grown in his struggles for self-control. I hear a son complement and encourage another one. I hear a nine-year old say to his big brother, “You need to be more confident, because you’re pretty awesome.”
In those moments, sunshine sparkles on the dew of a jumbled, but prettyish garden.
Will I focus on the weeds and berate myself for letting them grow? Or will I admire the beautiful blossoms already growing in my garden and praise God for them?
Will I pine away for what might be? Or will I enjoy what is already?
Today I’m choosing to be thankful, and embrace the beauty that’s in my garden — today.
How are you thankful for what’s growing in your garden?
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