The Surprise

We each have our own situations that God has put, just so, in our lives. As we stand and look at whatever that is, we must choose whether to accept God’s placement in our garden or to spend our life hating it.

He Said What?!

I was walking through our vegetable garden one day in early summer, looking at the pretty little plants growing so nicely where Gary and I had placed them.  There was the summer squash on the front row, along with some zucchini.  The tomatoes were already inside their tomato cages that Gary had put up, and behind them were our okra plants.  Cucumbers were on the side of the garden near the tall oak tree.  We have a simple garden this year, not as full as it sometimes is, but enough for us and hopefully some to share with others.

Everything was where it should be, growing as we had hoped at this point, with no visible bugs or other problems that I could see. Weeds hadn’t started taking over yet, either, so I felt content as I turned to leave the garden.

But wait.  What was this?

I stopped between…

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Author: Patty hesaidwhatks

I'm Patty and I write about our adult son who has Epilepsy and Autism, who still lives with my husband and me, and who is a package full of many surprises and joys and challenges and TALK! Lots of talking, which creates laughter and some other reactions as well. I also write about how God shows Himself to me in everyday life.

5 thoughts on “The Surprise”

  1. I love this post and everything you say lately seems to be just the thing I need. This weekend my daughter from OK called and she and her 15 year old twins have Covid. This disease….😱 It had been a particularly bad day working on my Aunt’s estate and getting fussy calls about one of my Aunt’s choices (don’t shoot the messenger people; I didn’t write this will!), and I had a breakdown. Cried and cried. Truth be told, I probably need to let that happen. Then a ray of sunshine came from my Daughter in law who is a Covid nurse. She was very specific about things my daughter and grandchildren could do but one item took me by surprise: don’t be anxious about anything, it feeds the virus. I’ve passed that all on to my daughter-who has serious underlying health issues and is the most ill from the virus and because of those health problems she cannot take the Covid medications. She didn’t whine, she put on her armor and went to battle. She is guiding those children with positivity, encouragement, and tenderness. Their little gardens are not well but she is nurturing herself and those kids with hope and positivity. She is requiring they still do virtual learning while getting plenty of rest and fluids. What an inspiration! So as I tend my own garden through these difficult days, I told that roaring lion (you know the one!) to beat it! Our gardens belong to the King of Gardens! We are going to walk in each day, in each situation, and I’m going to heed the Lord’s words given to me before any of this started: be a woman of integrity. Amen and thank you for your encouragement as always!

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    1. Oh Cecilia, how you have encouraged ME! Your walk with our Gardener is so real and is such a blessing to me. I’m certainly praying for your daughter and her twins. And for your peace and strength in all you have going on right now. Love to you!

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