You’ve heard the saying “A day late and a dollar short”.
That is the story of my garden.
But then again, it can’t be the story of my garden because technically, my garden does not yet exist.
I knew – at least in my head – that early spring things need to be in the garden in the early spring. But I think the snow and cold lulled me into a false security, which left me woefully unprepared for the warm weather.
Of course my Amish neighbors were ready. When the sun finally broke through and the grass greened up, they watched their peas and lettuce burst out of the ground. They threw open their cold frames to reveal beautiful cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower plants.
They didn’t worry too much about the current weather, they knew that eventually spring would come.
And they acted accordingly.
Meanwhile, my garden remains untilled, my seed packages are sitting in the basement and my fresh lettuce salads live only in my dreams.
Somehow I lost sight of the fact of tomorrow in the midst of living today.
I forgot that winter doesn’t last forever. Spring happens. Always.
As I busied myself playing catch-up in the garden the last few days, I wondered just what other areas in my life have I been lulled into thinking that things would never change?
Are there relationships that need to be restored?
Forgiveness that needs to be extended?
Bad attitudes that need to be weeded?
Encouragement that should have been given?
Those cold dark season of life won’t last forever.
Let’s plant those seeds and wait.
Spring will come.