Sunday, July 23, 2006

"Me" Time

For the past few months, while my hubby is putting our son to bed I "sneak" outside to check on my gardens. I'll weed (compulsively) and water things our sprinklers miss.

Tonight I noticed I have 5 tiny pumpkins on plants I have pretty much ignored for the last month. I found many tiny squash and of the many green tomatoes some are beginning to turn red!!!

Although I have done this every evening for pretty much the entire spring and so far this summer I am just beginning to realize how much I really enjoy this time. Every year it amazes me that tiny seeds grow so large so fast and then give my family such wonderful fruits and veggies. I just love to let myself be amazed by it nightly.

I read this verse for the first time today and it seems to fit.

(1 Corinthians 15:35-41) But someone may ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?" How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. All flesh is not the same: Men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another. There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.

3 comments:

owlhaven said...

3rd try-- tag, you're it.

From Mary's little girl to Heidi's little boy

Adventures In Babywearing said...

That sounds so wonderful- that "me" time must be so good for your soul!

Glass Half Full said...

Oh yes -- that time is a must!! "Me time" is medicine for the mind and heart. :)

PS Things are improving here!!