I got this article from a cousin of mine, so wanted to share it with you. For me, after working 145 days In a row for retail, and time before that planting, I need my fuel tank filled.
I have some news to share with you too. I will not be at the Franklin Co Fair. It has been 20 years that I have been there. I am having some hip trouble so can’t do the work. I will be getting the hip replaced this fall but just don’t have the strength or ability to move all the stuff to the fair, set up and be there for it. I will miss being at the Fair. We will be providing baskets for decorating the grounds so my work will be there.
I am taking 2 weeks off from sales, but July 26th we will be opening up again. I have some new succulents growing, carnivorous plants, houseplants, cacti, plus perennials that can be planted anytime for that continuous color. Trees and shrubs are doing well. I will be posting when I am back to work. I just need some time to take care of other things like bookwork, like housework, and just taking care of me.
I want to take this time to thank all the gardeners that have been here to help support our business. It has been a good year, and hope you are enjoying the plants you have gotten from Becky’s Greenhouse.
Here is the article I received from a cousin. This is what I am going to do the next 2 weeks Pause and fill my tank.
Pause and fill your tank.
The whole world paused this morning.
Do you know why? Because an 8 year old’s tank was empty.
The boys had already started their school day at their desks and I was preparing to leave for work when I noticed my littlest standing in the bathroom wiping his face.
I paused at the door and asked if he was okay. He looked up with tears silently dripping and shook his head. When I questioned if something happened, again he shook his head.
So I sat on the side of the tub and pulled him in my lap. I told him sometimes our heart tanks feel empty and need to be refilled.
He cried into my chest and I held tight.
I asked if he could feel my love filling him up?
A nod, and tears stopped...
I waited a minute...
‘Has it reached your toes yet?’
He shook his head no...
‘Okay man. We will take as long as you need. Work doesn’t matter right now. School isn’t important either. This right here, is the most important thing today, okay? Filling you back to the top. Is that good?’
One more minute...
‘Is your heart full of mamas love now?’
*looks in his eyes* I see it shining in there, you’re full to the top, and you’re smiling!
Y’all. You may not be 8- you may be 28, 38, 48 or whatever- but ALL of us run on empty just like he did. His weekend was so busy and so full and his little soul was just dry!!!
We all have to pause, and take a moment to refill with the good things. Scripture, prayer, sunshine, worship, song, laughter, friends, hugs. Refill your empty, or you’ll find those emotions (tears, anger, snappy words) overflowing with no reason why.
Take a moment. Refill. It’s the most important part of your day.
Till next time this is Becky’s Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa firstname.lastname@example.org 641-794-3337 cell phone 641-903-9365