The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It's not Monday... and I'm soooo not posting this!

Since it's NOT Monday, you wouldn't catch me writing a post about what I did not do today. And if you did catch me writing such post, it certainly WOULD NOT include a photo of me doing manual HARD labor. You know, an honest days work for an honest days pay room and board???? A days worth of hugs? The promise of my children getting a lesson in responsibility, agriculture, hard work, and maybe a little health benefit to boot... yeah, that's it!

Can you tell by the look on my face just how much fun I was having about then? You should have seen me when I started raking the dirt, oh boy, that was not FUN!

Yeah, so anyway.... after you work your tail off, everyone can appreciate a Coke break... even if it's with an Orange Fanta. (In the South, every carbonated beverage is known as a Coke... even if it isn't even made by Coke.)

And Power Rangers love worms, as it turns out. Although this blue Ranger did NOT dig for worms today in said dirt patch... if he HAD dug for worms, he would have named them Wormy, Squirmy and Edie. Edie? I'm not sure, don't ask.

And I am not feeling a bit sore from all the squatting, maneuvering, raking, pulling, bending, and tilling that I did NOT do. I am sure that I am not that old. You know, it's people my parents' age that get all stove up from working hard. Not young, vibrant youth like myself!

So, now the fun part... deciding what to plant. Connor wants watermelon, we're going to let everyone plant whatever they want and try to get them in on caring for it. It should provide for many a "cute kid story" now through September.

For now, I'm going to be holding God to this one.... thank you God for providing Miracle Grow! :)

"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."

2 Corinthians 9:6


This IS The Fun Part! said...

When my son was about 4 or 5, we planted a veggie garden. When he wanted a snack, we'd go pick a few cabbage leaves and a few green beans.

Ya wash them off, load a little cheese of any kind (grated is terrific) on the cabbage and roll it up - snap off the ends of the green beans and dip them in a little peanut butter! Instant snack - healthy and almost free! Goes great with Cheerwine!

For some reason, the quarters he planted never did come up!


Barb said...

I love the photos! What are you planting for yourself?

Kristine said...

You look so great!!! I love this picture...a wonder woman in action that is for sure! Plant some cucumbers for me please.

Settle Family said...

Okay you have really made me laugh!!!! I spend so many of my days doing those kinds of jobs with that same look on my face!Midway I say "What have I gotten myself into!"

Bill and Myra said...

I follow your blog from time to time. I DO NOT think you are preachy at all. Your comments are heartfelt - the world would be a better place if people cared the way you do and want to do something to help the orphans of the world.

My husband and I adopted 2 "older" boys from Russia (ages 9 and 8 at adoption). I have a private blog but send me an email if you want an invite. (

Please keep advocating for the adoption of these children. I know I will.

Blessings to you and your family!


P.S. I loved this post too!

Carol said...

i love this photo of you, could you be any happier?