And my son, the precious baby boy who first made me a mama, is now in high school. As I watch my children grow, I find myself reminiscing over their younger years, but I try to be careful that I don’t miss out on fully reaping the joys of the present. Right now, my children are in a brilliant stage of life, and seeing them discover and carve out a place for themselves in the world is more fulfilling than anything else I’ve ever known. A few days ago, my son walked into the kitchen as I was making supper. He gave me a quick hug and asked, “So Ma, how was your day?” I looked up as he sat down and actually waited for me to answer. At that moment, I realized that this wonderful young man was sharing the harvest from seeds I have sown in his life.
Granddaddy was right. Life really is all about gardening.