Friday, February 14, 2014

Five Minute Friday :: Garden

I'm joining Lisa-Jo Baker for her Five Minute Friday.  Her rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. 2. Link back here and invite others to join in. 3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.

The word today is garden. GO.

It's funny to think about a garden right now. Snow covers my world, the world of New England, and I can't even see the ground except where we've shoveled. It seems so permanent sometimes, when you're in a deep freeze. Ten inches of snow, snow fortresses and walls surround you.  In the parking lots, there are four or five mountains of snow that will still have remnants in May.

But underneath the snow, the frozen ground is getting ready. Once the earth warms up just a little, (well...maybe alot) and the ground is workable, it'll be ready for the beginning of a garden. Peas and lettuce can be started as soon as the ground can be worked.

I think life can be thought of in seasons. I'm thinking of my dear friend who has a baby girl and two five-year old boys. It seems in that season of life your world is covered in a foot of snow. What good can come when I am frozen in place and it's impossible to move forward with just about anything?

But underneath is the garden. When things warm up, dear one, the ground will be moist, roots will be able to take hold, and the flowers will be beautiful.

Trust me, I'm in the melting of early spring.

and STOP.

Happy Valentine's Day!  Enjoy all those who would fling their arms around your neck and deposit slobbery kisses! Thanks for stopping by!  While you're here, will you check out my devotional for this Shabbat's reading?

Five Minute Friday


  1. Yes! Underneath is growth ready to burst forth! It's good to remember that in the throes of February ....

    Stopping by from FMF

  2. Here in MT the ground is covered too, and with a 2yo, 1yo, and third trimester I'm definitely feeling snowed in! Thanks for the encouragement, I needed it today!
    Stopping by from FMF

    1. Oh! Your littles are LITTLE! I have 10, 8 and 5, and still feel stuck sometimes. You go!