Thursday, March 29, 2007Flower Gardening
"Flower gardeners spend their time growing beauty, which the Lord can then use to heal people and bring them closer to Him. Each flower is a love poem of God to us! Each reflects a small part of God's beauty. Look at each one and you will lose yourself in the infinite perfection of that one flower-- it's colors, it's forms, the shape of the petals." ~Catherine Doherty, from The People of the Towel and the Water.
This is how I feel about my son and my coming child. I am cultivating the life of beautiful little human beings. As a mother, I am flower gardening for God! I am growing flowers and hoping that each one will turn their faces to the sun and soak up all the sunshine that is there for their growth. My children's sunshine is the love of God and the love of their parents; it is the food I feed them; it is my own milk; more sunshine will be the graces they will receive from the Sacraments of the Church. Their fertile soil is the solid home my husband and I work hard to provide, preserve and cultivate. It is the love in the home which we surround them with.
Let us, as mothers, consider ourselves flower gardeners!