One of the major selling points of this home was the massive backyard. The best part was a full fence to keep our kiddo and family pet safe from vehicles and other potential dangers. With the amount of space, it could be challenging for someone to take proper care of such a huge area. The yard was in much need of some major TLC and is still undergoing it’s “makeover,” as we patiently wait for new grass and plants to grow. (I will do an few more posts with more pictures later on).
I am an avid gardener. I love being outdoors just as much as I love making the inside of homes look beautiful. Now that the sun has finally decided to stick around I have been busy updating as much as I can on a very modest budget. I am so thankful to family and friends who have shared their bountiful perennials to help get our yard started. It will be several years before many of these plants really establish (I wish I could magically speed them up). I am so grateful for the loving community in which we live.
A Lesson on Life
It is my belief that gardening is much like life. Gardening is not something for the faint of heart. And if you take your time there is much that can be learnt from a tiny seed. It’s amazing when you think of a seed as small as a pen point, having the potential to flourish into a beautiful, massive plant. If given the proper ingredients: rich soil, water, sun it has the potential to grow into something one thousand times larger than it’s original size. Much like a plant, people have a potential that can be unlocked if given love, patience, kindness, forgiveness, and encouragement. Many times the hardest thing to give is patience (both in gardening and to others).
As the chaos of the end of a school year, Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, and summer plans unfold be sure to be kind, have patience, and love one another. And when you need an example just remember the little seed that has the potential to grow into a massive tree. This was a little more of a post about a few things I have been focusing on lately and less on home improvement. Hopefully, it is a helpful reminder to you as you go about your week. I hope to have more beautiful content and updates for you soon.
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