Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A compliment

The weather is finally starting to moderate and we're finishing up planting the garden. Yesterday I planted green beans, tomatoes, and started planting onions before taking a break. Later, Older Daughter and I went out and finished planting the onions, as well as pumpkins, cantaloupe, and two types of watermelon.

But this left a good-sized space in the garden still unplanted. "I was thinking on planting herbs there," I told Older Daughter "What do you think?"

"Yes!!" she said with great enthusiasm. So we went into the greenhouse and planted those minuscule herb seeds in a starter flat.

As we planted the herbs and talked about how we were going to save the vast majority of what grows for future seed (since all the garden plants are nonhybrid), Older Daughter paid me a very nice compliment. She said, "I've said it before, but I'm so glad to be born into this family."

My kids read this blog so both girls will see this posting at some point. Just wanted to let them know we're awfully glad they were born into this family too.


  1. Sounds like they are very blessed kids and you and your husband are very blessed parents. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing that. I can think of no better way to measure the quality of one's life than contentment and gratitude. Continued Blessings and thanks for the inspiration.

  3. What a lovely compliment, indeed!

    Bill Smith

  4. Save the Canning JarsJune 8, 2010 at 7:43 AM

    Ah! That was nice!

  5. Sigh... you truly do have a slice of heaven on Earth.

    Steve Davis
    anchorage, Alaska

  6. plant and save some flower seed too...flowers are beneficial as well as attractive in the vegetable gardens and the seed is becoming expensive.......i wish that i had a daughter sometimes to share the things only mother and daughter can share, but i make do (lol) with my small gaggle of nieces and great nieces. each one can just make my day with a smile or a call.

  7. God bless ya for a good mama.

    I've found that nothing warms my heart or makes me feel more validated than words of appreciation from my daughter, such as O.D. expressed to you, and that the older they get the sweeter and deeper run the feelings that such compliments inspire.

    xoxo to O.D.


  8. Children are such a blessing. I enjoy your blog very much!

  9. How wonderful to hear that out of the mouth of your teenage daughter.

  10. I witnessed pure love the other day as I watched a middle aged woman with a family take such loving care of her wheel chair bound mother. Her tenderness was a thing of beauty.

  11. It does matter If our leaders are puposely bankrupting the country before they introduce us to a good honest new world currancy . We will be much less willing or able to fight if they first destroy our economy and our the value of our money . Imagine if your money wont buy food and our leaders offer us a chance to trade our worthless dollars for a new world currancy good all over the world . Pat you wont have many people on your side fighting to keep the federal reserve .