When you give your students some dirt, a few seeds, and a pot to put them in, you will see a bunch of happy faces! I know that for a fact. I saw it with my own eyes. I heard, “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. Every day, there is opportunity for us to plant seeds of love in the lives of others. Also,there is the of gift being watered.
Before my grandmother left for heaven, she shared some memories with me of beautiful letters she received from my dad while he was in the army. Her deepest regret was that she did not save them. She said; “It would have been a book in itself!” As our younger son left for Italy, on his semester abroad, my grandmother’s words came to mind. I shared grandma’s story with him, and suggested that he should journal his trip, so one day he could share his story with his family. He said he would think about it.
Just a few weeks into his trip, he sent me an e-mail, telling me that his friend was posting blogs to journal the trip. Well, at least I have pictures of what he was doing through his friend.
Reading his friend’s stories, which were short, funny, and right to the point, inspired me to share my journey of teaching. As a result of my grandmothers story, I have been encouraged to write it down, and save it!
So, embracing the planted words of Grandma’s loving regret, and the watering of my son’s friend; My Blogs 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