Why a Garden?

We moved to Nashville just over 3 years ago and rented a condo for about 6 months before we decided where we could afford to live. Having come from 22 years in Florence, AL, sticker shock is an understatement. Anyway, we found a house that was fairly new but needed some work to make it our own.

As usual, making a decision is not a family strong suit, so it was only this spring that I got around to filling the raised bed Jim created with stones. Some things I planted grew well but others didn’t come up at all.

Life is a lot like that. We take our time to grow up and then some things work the way we planned and others don’t. Like this flower bed, we replace things that didn’t work with ones that we hope will grow well. Sometimes it isn’t all that easy. I keep hoping that the blank spaces in my garden will suddenly fill out with color. But I know that isn’t going to happen. Making changes is a deliberate action.

When change happens, it takes time to be fully effected. It’s like breaking a bad habit. You have to replace it with a good one consistently for at least 3 weeks before it takes hold.

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