The Joys of Gardening! Let me count them:
It's great for young and old – making it perfect for the Sandwich Generation!
Gardening keeps my senior mom active, even on bad days.
It puts smiles on her face daily
Keeps her brain active as she figures out the best ways to battle the critters out to get her seeds!
Gives her a great hobby to do outside
Gives her something fun to read about on days too hot or cold to go outside
Gives her special moments with the grandkids as they plant seeds or water plants together
Gives her something new to talk to the grandkids about all the time
The grandkids are learning how to plant flowers and vegetables (I wonder how many kids NEVER plant things any more, except maybe in a school project?)
Educational fun for the grandkids
Just plain old fun, like the Sunflower House project, for the grandkids.
It's a great way for all of us to be reminded of God's creative power at work in plants AND in us.
Leads to more butterflies and bees and birds in the yard.
Now it's your turn. What are some of the sweet joys of gardening in YOUR Sandwich Generation family? We'd love to hear.
P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.