Gardening Disasters Part 4: What’s So Great About Your Baby?

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I hid some of my plant pots in our front porch-way to deter the evil moggies from squatting over them to release their faecal matter onto my precious soil.

Not wanting to be dragged off to the police station and be charged with felinacide (this should be a word), I had no choice but to pray that they would not return to my garden to use my wares as a composting toilet.

Having had a reputation for horticultural mishaps, which momentarily caused me to become a depressed Christian, it was important for me that this next bout of planting frenzy was to be a success.

Now, as this is Part 4, you will have to do some link clicking to get the back-story. (Part One here) (Part Two here) (Part Three here).

After familiarising yourself with my reasons for getting all so forlorn and depressed about my garden, you will understand why I was so ecstatic the other day, upon discovering that four pots have sprouted flowers.

Also, several bulbs that I shoved into the lawn have popped their heads up to say hello.

I was grinning like a kid in a candy shop!

They are my beauties.

“Nothing special.” You muse. But, stay with me a moment longer….

…Yes they look pathetic and some of them are drowning because the earth is so sodden with all the rainfall we’ve had in the past fortnight.

But you know those times when a proud mum is showing you photos of her ugly new-born baby and you stand there feeling guilty that you are bold-face lying to her by exclaiming, “Aw, how cute!”?

Well, just how she thinks she has the most adorable child in the world and would do anything to protect it, I love my little flowers that have come into my life to make me smile. They are my babies and no matter what you see, I will treasure them until they die.

Most important of all, is that despite how ugly you feel – inside and out – God loves you!

Others may see your mediocre soil, unimpressive stamen and dull petals and think, “Huh, less than average!” But, the Creator of Heaven & Earth thinks you are amazing.

My blooms will bring me much joy as they emerge one by one, to encourage me that I am not a cursed gardener after all, but a very blessed one. And likewise, I wish you peace as you begin to realise afresh, just how much a big sinner like you is valued by the One who didn’t just make pretty flowers, but a humungous universe that we will never, ever be able to measure.

I hope you have enjoyed this God-infused horticultural journey.

I shall not be blogging for quite a while now, as I’ve posted quite a few in the last month and I also need time to catch up with what you are doing.

Yours bloomingly,

loneliness

10 comments

  1. Ah, Sharon, I have so enjoyed the record of your horticultural journey. It made me smile. Thank you!

    Your prize-winning line is this one: I wish you peace as you begin to realise afresh, just how much a big sinner like you is valued by the One who didn’t just make pretty flowers, but a humungous universe that we will never, ever be able to measure.

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    • Thanks Debbie! I’m very happy that some part could bring a smile to your face. Life can be so overwhelming without the little laughs & giggles along the way. Thanks for sharing your favourite line with me. I’m sitting here thinking about how I never had the priviledge of grand-parents and going into a spiral of ‘woe is me’, so your reminder about that line reminds me to be grateful that I have a heavenly father who has always been there for me. I hope that blesses you also. It’s always great to hear from you, so thanks again for popping by. Xxx

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