"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
- Thomas Edison
This year, we are growing more than vegetables and fruit. And the work of it all is intense and good and who would have guessed that this gardening would also grow a family. Here, the new kids can show their stuff. For this is their element too - farming and living off the land. You can almost see the relief rise up in them. They know dirt. Love it too. This has helped them remember Africa and call back good memories of mother and father and a family that was. It has also helped them heal and create memories of a family that is to be. It has helped brother bond with brother and sister with sister. It has made small ones feel important and oh, so big. Truly, every single person has an important part to play. A level playing field here, and all bets are off as to who is M.V.P. Just might be the wee one picking up rocks. :-)
Pulling up the overalls and preparing for the opportunity to come . . .