Firstly, pre-school update, J has agreed to have a trial morning next week. He had obviously been mulling it over as he said “I’m not playing with the play dough, it makes my hand taste salty. I’ll play with the sand.”
Now onto gardens! One side of the path is ready for planting!
On Friday afternoon I sent a message to Chris about the above, saying it was an instrument of torture sent by satan (or, as an afterthought) a gift from God to make me fit…
It was hard work tilling with that thing! I keep telling J that hard work is good and good for you and that God wants us to work hard. I wasn’t so sure at times on Friday afternoon, however, it was goooooood when I had finished.
This got me thinking about how many times we decide something actually isn’t from God because we don’t like it. I’m sure we (Or I) do it loads, even without realising. Or! Because something is hard work, it can’t possibly be God. I beg to differ (now).
One example is it’s been very hard work coming here and I most definitely think it is God who has brought us here. We’ve been ill for a lot of the time since being here, argued, had home sickness (me and J), worry about “what on earth have we done”, realised that being here is actually harder work than where we lived before, moved to a place where it may not be that far from England but is very different in terms of culture and lots of other ways. However! despite questioning God fairly frequently and despairing at times, it is good! (Like when the garden is done 🙂).
So the garden, I’ve done one side of the front garden! YES! Weeds will probably come back and I will have to keep on top of it and hoe them off but it is now level and relatively weed free. Chris has tidied up the edges today as there’s a drainage bit around the bottom of the garden that I had covered up without realising.
I’ve even planted some borage and sweet peas, hopefully they’ll survive the weather!
Bye for now.
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26).