2.27.2012

on our Lent-Easter garden

{Reposting this from the archives again because it's not too early to get a start on this! I can hardly believe it's almost March!!  I'm looking forward to gathering all the goodies for our little garden this year.}

Oh, what fun we had!
Back from the woods came the dirt-caked boys with an overflowing bowlful of moss sheets...along with the flattest, "just-right" stones. Squirrelly second-born made a cross of two sticks...whittled to fit together.

I had left the house the day before on a pilgrimage to find the "just-right" miniature plants for our garden. And Lucy and I traveled to a couple of stores to dig up the perfect-sized pot.

You see, last year when my eyes beheld their first such a garden...a garden like a visual parable....a garden to remind us of what He did...why He came...how it all happened...well, I just knew we visual-learners would have to make our own.
Daddy tried to help us carve a tomb out of the stone (but apparently, rock flown home from the Red Rock Canyon in Nevada is WAY TOO hard for his drill bit. That's OK...we can envision it. Thanks for trying, honey!)
On Palm Sunday, we'll plant some grass seed and wait for new life to sprout. We'll light candles on the path leading to the tomb. On Good Friday, we'll place the cross...remember His gift. We'll also make a tiny caterpillar and place it in the tomb. We'll wait and anticipate and then we'll rejoice at the sight of the butterfly Easter morning. 
He is alive!
May all your paths
lead to Him today!
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3 comments:

  1. I love this! Several weeks ago, I got the grand idea to try a terrarium but couldn't find anything to fill it! No tiny plants, no tiny smooth stones. I felt defeated. But this - what a fabulous idea! Thank you so much for retrieving from your archives! I'm definitely going to prepare to do this with my girls. BTW, thank you for your free Valentine's Day printable! I used it to personalize cards for my four children :)

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  2. Good morning, Megan! What a delightful way to begin my day by stopping by your blog and getting to meet you! I have perused a few of your posts and read your "about" page and my heart was touched by your sweetness and cute family.

    I think I originally came by to see your neat chicken wire lamps... pretty cool :)

    Great place!
    Kindly, Lorraine

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you and your words are a GIFT to me! thank you!