Welcome to my garden!
Hollyhocks beginning to bloom!
Bunches of baby grapes!
A house high in the sky near the grapes!
(A mamma bird sat nearby scolding me.)
Miss Savannah hiding from the birds!
We live in the heart of a growing suburban community, on a very busy street. What used to be rural areas, orchards and agricultural fields all around us are quickly becoming row after row of closely placed homes on very small lots. I am blessed to have a big yard and garden. Sometimes we talk about "down-sizing" and moving into a place with less yard work. That may happen sometime in the future. But, will we really be happy with no garden? With just a few pots of plants on a deck or patio? We will be happy wherever God leads us but, when that time comes, we will always look back and savor the memories of the yards and gardens we've had through the years and the quiet moments here and there along the way that brought us such pleasure.
So I will sing this song that I love and treasure every moment of today.Verse 1
Hold tight to the sound of the music of living
Happy sounds from the laughter of children at play
Hold my hand as we walk through the sweet fragrant meadows
Making memories of what was today
We have this moment to hold in our hands
And to touch as it slips through our fingers like sand
Yesterday's gone and tomorrow may never come
But we have this moment, today
Tiny voice that I hear is my little girl calling
For [mommy] to hear just what she has to say
My little boy running there by the hillside
May never be quite like today
Tender words gentle touch and a good cup of coffee
And someone who loves me and wants me to stay
Hold them dear while they’re near and don’t wait for tomorrow
To look back and wish for today
Take the blue of the sky and the green of the forest
And the gold and the brown of the freshly mown hay
Add the pales shades of spring and the circus of autumn
And weave you a lovely today.
Song: "We Have This Moment Today" - Words and music by Bill and Gloria Gaither