Give a bunch of 1st graders some dirt, a few seeds and a pot to put it in, and you will see a bunch of happy faces! I know that for a fact, I saw it with my own eyes. “Can I have some more seeds,” “When will it grow,” “I’m going to put mine in the sun,”… Filled with enthusiasm, they are bright, and ready for some action!
Planting is the process of cultivation, and proper planting ensures healthy growth… There is opportunity for us every day, to plant seeds of love in the lives of others. There is also the gift being watered.
Before my grandmother left for heaven, she shared with me some memories of beautiful letters my dad had sent to her when he was in the army. Her biggest regret, was that she did not keep them all. She said; “It would have been a book in itself!” As our younger son left for Italy, this past August, his semester abroad. My grandmothers words came back to me. I shared this story of grandma with him, and asked if he would journal his trip, so someday his kids and grandkids could hear about it. He said he would think about it. Just a few weeks into his trip, he sends me this e-mail; “Whats up mom… I know you wanted to me write a journal but I’m probably not going to do that. Bobby is a pretty good writer though, and he has a blog online. So far he has made a post for everyday so if you want to keep up on what were doing all the time you can read it at… and he has pictures to go along with it. tell vin dad and the girls I said hi. love you. -Joe. Well, at least I have a picture of what he is doing through the hand writing of his friend.
Reading his friends stories, short, funny, and right to the point, inspired me to share my journey of teaching, through the land of 1st grade. Through my grandmothers story, I have been encouraged to write it down, and keep it!
So, embracing the planted words of Grandma’s loving regret, and the watering of my sons friend; My Blog Bloomed!!! I hope you enjoy reading them 🙂
Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life. ~Proverbs 19:20
Bible; Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth
Have a great day,