Saturday was one of the simplest days our family has had in awhile. If you don’t know anything about our family, then here is a small tidbit about us. Our family is a mobile family, we should live in an rv instead of a house for about 9 months out of the year. My kids play basketball, baseball, softball, dance, cheer and we homeschool. So that means field trips, park days, etc. My husband also plays softball currently for 2 teams and is on a golf team. By no means am I complaining. But, I am ready for the slow down at least for a while. And I got a taste of it on Saturday. We had only one game to go to!
But, my youngest daughter and I got to do something so simple, yet we had so much fun. We planted seeds. Yes, seeds! We planted hundreds of little seeds in a seed starter, in cups, in tin baking ware. Whatever we could find to put dirt in, we did it! I couldn’t believe how after one afternoon of planting seeds, I felt so refreshed. No wonder kids like to play in the dirt!
Now, she is a momma to hundreds of little seeds that are already bursting through! Then I started to think. What kind of seeds have I been planting in my kids lately? Emily and I planted, lima beans, sunflowers, cantaloupes, zinnias, alyssum, marigolds, lavender and rosemary. We planted vegetables (food), flowers (beauty) and herbs (flavor). I guess if you think about, that’s how we could plant seeds with our families. We need to plant things that make our kids grow like a love of Jesus, memorizing scriptures things that give them food. We need to plant character, sweetness, manners, a heart for seeing how beautiful Jesus is, and a constant reaching for Christ like how flowers stretch toward the sun. And the herbs could be the seasoning of life, enjoyment, also learning to take the bitter with the good. I could go on and on with comparisons.
Have you planted seeds lately? If not try planting some and watch them sprout!