I enjoy gardening, I love the planning and the scheming and, yes, even some of the grunt work involved.
But I have o.n.e. BIG weakness (well, waaaaaay more than one, in the grand scheme of things, but this one in particular is a biggy in the botanical world)...
There. I've said it. Maybe now that I've named it and claimed it my bad habits will change!!
It's true! I neglect to water my plants. Yet somehow, the hearty survive. They look a little like - conversation starters :) - but they continue to provide the color green during the monochrome days of the year.
I am getting somewhere with this :). You see, I have a mini-rose bush that I've "nurtured" since Mothers Day a while back. I can't very well throw it out, since it was for MOTHERS DAY, but, sigh, when you neglect to water it, it turns kinda brown, crusty and most of the leaves fall off. (really, the thing is screaming INTERVENTION!). But it's RESILIENT I tell ya! Still it marches on. Lately, I've moved it to a new spot where I see it every day, allowing God to use it as a daily reminder ...
- to tend to those parts of myself that require attention
- to nurture the gifts and passions He has so graciously set in me
- that life persists, even during drought-ier times.
And low and behold, the other day, I saw a bud.