When Dead Things Grow

Can you believe it’s time to start planting onions and garlic? Every year planting sneaks up on us and before we know it, it’s time to get back to it! This past weekend we we’re all needing a breath of fresh air so we dusted off the old rake and shovel and spent an afternoon cleaning out our garden beds. After being sick for the last four days it felt good to get outside and enjoy the sun on our backs. Cale has been working hard (like a champ!) studying for number 2 of 7 architecture exams in order to receive his architectural license. Apparently there is a lot of liability when it comes to designing buildings like people dying, breaking laws, and wasting millions of dollars! Let’s just say it’s been a bit overwhelming recognizing the amount of responsibility a person carries as an “architect”.

But, thanks to Spider-Man, we can all rest assured that:
“With great power, comes great responsibility”! :)

Now to gain that kind of power, that sort of confidence in yourself and assurance in the process you have to take it one day at a time.

One day at a time… watching and believing that, that miracle is growing.

One day at a time… finding your joy again.

(I love it when he wears flannel and gets all dirty! That’s my designer handy man!)

One day at a time… discovering that, that thing you thought was dead is actually very much alive.

We didn’t expect to find a harvest of carrots leftover from our fall garden. In fact we did not plan on them surviving the winter.

But they did.

And they are the biggest carrots we have EVER grown.

It’s funny how God speaks to us. Sometimes it’s through the hardships and the perseverance. Other times it’s through the carrots in our garden. We tend to look for signs in the obvious. In the thunder and lightening, in the loud moments that hit us hard. But sometimes, most times, it is in the small and quiet places. When we slow down and learn to enjoy life one day at a time.

We believe 2013 is our year where things we thought were dead are actually alive and bigger and better than ever!

Bring it on.

One day at a time. :)

In what fun and unusual ways has life been speaking to you? What are you believing for in 2013?

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4 Responses to “When Dead Things Grow”
  1. Melissa Tyree

    Love it! What a special day!

  2. 01.23.2013

    Love this! What a handsome little man!

  3. Paula Ewertz

    What a fun day to have…..i’ve never seen you and Cale look so happy….amazing the doors in your heart the miracle of birth opens! Enjoy James and the carrots and we can’t wait to see you all.
    Love Mom

  4. Aunt Jaye

    You are so right about looking for signs in the obvious way. It’s when we slow down , breath and let God lead that he shows us those most amazing blessings … You guys look truly happy.. James is a very blessed little man.. Love you all. Have a joyful time with you mom and family Sat. .XOXOX Aunt Jaye

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