Thursday, July 15, 2010

Zucchini-Size Hearts

Today I went to my garden and realized I hadn't been out there in a while...well, here in the midwest, a while is three days...things grow crazy fast with all the rain and sunshine! I had already harvested 5 big squash, and went out today and found more:
That zucchini is as long as the tips of my fingers to my elbow!
It's neat to see how big these vegetables can get compared to those at the grocery store, but it's also a bummer too...They got this big because I hadn't kept an eye on them enough...they may look like a giant size scrumptious veggie, but they probably don't taste as good as their smaller brothers and sisters! :)
You may think I am crazy, but I couldn't help but think that parenting is like this also. My children grow bigger in the blink of an eye, and if I don't make sure to keep up with them, they will be all grown but they may not be that great on the inside. It's so important to not just nurture their physical needs, but their hearts as well. I am learning this through tough growing pains, but I can't turn my back on the issues, I have to address them head on, and give my boys the "nutrients" they need to grow hearts in proportion to their crazy fast growing bodies! :)


  1. You are so right about giving the nutrients for them to be complete. Parenting can be hard and we have to tend to their hearts as well as their physical needs. Another great post Supamom!

    Mama Hen