Saturday, November 9, 2013

She Played a Song on my Heart Strings

This little girl...

In a sweet melodic voice she tells me, "I love cooking with you, Mama."

I returned the sentiment and squeezed her tight.

I looked at her and smiled, "How did you get to be so beautiful?"

She paused for a minute, "Oh, I'll always be your garden girl, Mama"

This small exchange won't make since or mean much to many, but to me...

it means the WORLD!

I was someone's garden girl, too.

And it stuck.
the Princess Patch - April 2013

I hope it does the same for this sweet child of mine.


  1. Sweet post, Jodi! Your little princess is so precious - your garden patch is pretty awesome, too! It makes me wish for springtime. I have a feeling we need to talk gardening soon, I am still very much a beginner and I bet you could teach me a thing or two. Hope to see you soon!

  2. Thanks, Jessica! Yes - let's do! I am no expert, but love to garden and love to eat what it provides even MORE! A great thing about our region is that there is usually something that we can be growing year-round. :) Raised beds are a little work up-front, but much lower maintenance than traditional rows in the long run -- kinda convenient for this mama of three!

  3. YES - that's what we have, also. We started about three years ago and we have four beds now. And I love that the boys are both at the age where they're a really big help. I'm really looking forward to next spring and having a better season than last year. I'm not very good pregnant gardener, ha!