No...that's not a Jungle...
THAT. IS. MY. GARDEN.
Usually I have more veggies than I can eat & have to give them away.
Not this year...I'm the one begging for fresh veggies from others.
There is no "fruit from my labor".
Too be honest...I had a feeling I wasn't going to have a "harvest of plenty" this year.
As we tilled up our dirt...it was horrible.
Clumpy...lumpy...if I threw a dirt wad at you...I could knock you out because it was so hard.
But I planted the garden anyway...& hoped for the best.
As the summer went on...I spent very little time out there.
I didn't stay up with the weeds...AT ALL.
They took over...what seemed to be overnight.
This makes me think about so many of our friends who are struggling in their marriages right now. My heart just aches every time I hear about an affair...or a spouse leaving...or just when you sit next to a couple and you can feel the tension & sadness inside them. It seems like it is all around us right now. Families struggling to stay together. Just like my garden...it's not overnight. It's a slow fade...little by little life gets in the way & you find yourself in a situation you swore you never would be in. Matt & I are becoming more & more in tune with watching for the warning signs in our family & friends. Praying we can encourage them...keep them accountable & help "pick the weeds" out of their marriage.
I feel so blessed to have the life I have...a husband who loves God...& loves me.
We work daily to keep our marriage focused on Him.
Please do not think I have "it all figured out" or we are "perfect"..by no means.
But we are building a hedge around our marriage so no enemy can invade.
I give all of you full permission to hold us accountable in our marriage.
I know this is heavy today. Just weighing on my heart.
Please...pay attention...get help if you need it...don't let your "garden" be overcome with weeds & quit producing "fruit"in your marriage.
And my garden...yea...it's sad...but it's my fault. The weeds don't pick themselves.
Above all else, Guard your heart for it's the wellspring of life.