As I am not fond of making new resolutions (again) at the beginning of each (new) year, I decided at the end of last year to renew a past resolution: to be more patient – to learn patience. I remembered being 12 and receiving a blue magnet in the shape of a praying child from my mom. These words were written on it: Lord, please give me patience, but I want it right now!
I am not 12 anymore, and patience, well yes patience… I know its definition. The months of November and December gave me time to think about many aspects of life. And as I’ve started a herb and vegetable garden in the beginning of last year I decided that it would be a great new year’s opportunity to grow plants from seeds and cuttings – with an added bonus: patience! as it is definitely required for this endeavour.
I started. An unused piece of property – a pitch where the boys used to play cricket – is slowly transforming into a potting shed area. Everything used is salvaged from the yard. The plastic table will eventually make way for a working bench. Patience again! The seedling trays are planted with various herbs and vegetables, and the growbags are already showing their growth.
Yes, and this is also a formal expression of my intention – to do something. The resulting state can and will be worth the wait – I know.
Looking forward to new growth this year – with the accompanied pruning and bad weather – it does take a long time to grow an old friend (written on the painted board above the table).
1 Cor. 3: 6 – I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.