Room To Grow

OW. OW. OW. *groan*

Okay…I’m up and really feeling the effects of mass gardening over the past 2 days. I have sore muscles where I didn’t think I had muscles.

Over the past 2 days, I have spent over 6 hours digging, pulling, trimming, and moving various and sundry items.  THis is WITH the help of a very dear and helpful friend, my kiddos and my hubby.  6 hours!

This is what came out of 2 flower beds.  Massive amounts of weeds, grass, and other plant debris.  I think we filled over a dozen of these brown paper gardening bags.  the garbage man is going to LUUUV me this Friday.

The end result though is clean beds. Beds waiting on my imagination, my budget, and my ingenuity to create something more than what is there.

I have broken finger nails, a sore back, and sore legs, but the end result was absolutely worth it.  Doing the hard work always pays off in the end; Doing it with friends and family makes the time fly and adds the element of fun.

My only regret…no before pictures.  *sigh*  But I think you can get an idea of what was all pulled out by seeing the amount of debris that was pulled from it.  Crazy.

I got complacent about my garden…no scratch that…I got lazy about the garden and it became the poster child for the neglected garden.

In life we can get complacent, okay, lazy, and forget that its us that has to do the work on changing things that hold us back, things that occupy more of our time than they should.  We sometimes forget that it is us that has to make the room in our lives for the important things. Things like family time, God time, and Me time.  Its in those times that we grow, and help others grow. 

If we make room in our lives, then there is room to grow.  Room to become more like Christ. Room to spend time with our family. Room to decompress and just be.

So my friends, have you made room to grow in your life?  What does that look like? Or do you have a neglected garden that needs some work?  We are in this together, let’s help each other  and make room to grow a priority.



  1. Allison says:

    I think this is your best so far. Lovely 🙂 Thanks 🙂

    • Thanks for reading Allison. sometimes it feels like I’m writing to thin air so your comments are welcome.

  2. Monique says:

    Well written, Chele! See what God can do through a willing vessel?!? So proud of you.

    • Thanks Zus! And thanks for reading.
      I have yet to be unsurprised by who is reading my ramblings.

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