I’d like to thank you for giving us a gardener as a mother; a gardener who knew and understood your sacred laws of nature and worked with you, within them. Thank you for her gardener’s humility – understanding that there is so much we can do and the rest is in the hands of you, the Creator; that this is a partnership in which each has a role.
Thank you for the changing seasons from which we come to know that all will come to fruition according to your divine plan; that there is a time for urgency and activity – to dig and delve, plant or opportunity will be gone. But there is also a time to wait with patience while your plan unfolds, a time to allow – once we have made every possible preparation for the best outcome, we can safely place the project at your feet. Watch and pray.
Thank you for the awareness a garden awakens; of beauty, the rewards of hard work, the transience of life, the cycle of birth, death and rebirth, of dependence on your grace. Thank you for a mother who learned and taught these lessons well, who always played her part, but who had the grace to allow us to grow into ourselves.
By Susan Long