Springtime is here! I am sure you have heard the saying “plant the seed and watch it grow”. I believe this pertains to two things – first, the examples we set for our children daily in the way we live our lives in speech and actions and secondly, taking a small seed, planting it in dirt and watching it grow into something that nourishes others. These two basically work together and both benefit our children (and family) in a positive manner.
Have your kids save seeds out of items you purchase in the produce department like squash, bell pepper, watermelon, cantaloupe, etc., lay them out to dry on a paper towel and then find some time to work together to plant the seeds. If you don’t have a little extra room in the yard or flower bed, just take a Food Club Gallon Milk jug, cut the top ¼ part off, poke a few small holes in the bottom (for water to drain), fill with potting soil and you have a homemade planter.
By taking time to plant a few “seeds” for food you are also planting “seeds” in your child by showing them the importance of family togetherness. When the seeds break ground and start to grow your child will see the miraculous results…what a life changing experience that they are sure to share with others. How excited they will be when they pick their first squash from the stem and sit down at a meal to enjoy as a family.
A little dirt and a few minutes of your time…“plant the seed” and watch your child grow and flourish as an individual and your family as a whole. Make time to “plant the seeds”, then sit back and be amazed as the blessings grow in more ways than one. Give thanks daily for the time you share with your family!