Sunday, June 28, 2009

The parable of the pea...

I must say it has been hard having Jason gone at school so much.
I try to be the strong wife but at times it can be hard.
Last week I was feeling a little frustrated when I decided to go and look at our garden and as I was looking at my peas
(and for those of you who know me, know fresh peas are my favorite food in the universe)
I noticed a clump of eight pea vines totally and completely connected and they were the ones that were growing the strongest and producing the most peas.
Then the thought came to me that this is our family of eight,
it may be hard for our family right now but is making us stronger, closer and we are growing because of it and we will receive a great reward in the end...Jason's graduation!!

I felt a little wave of relief and an extra bit of energy to endure the next five months.
It was a great lesson to me!
I am pointing to the 8 vines below...

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Look how tightly the family of peas are connected...
All families should hang on to each other like this!
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The beautiful blossoms...
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and then the reward of hanging on together...
PEAS!
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I am grateful that Jason has had this chance to get such an amazing MBA education
at Berkeley and Columbia, the reward will be GREAT!

7 comments:

gigi said...

The parable of the peas was imaginative and fit the family, too! I am continually amazed at your accomplishments Is that your voice on the accompanying song? Jason was at his folks today, but, of course, I was in Church. I asked Sheila if he was ravishing, she said, "jet lag" which explains all. Love, G-Ma

Laura said...

What a wonderful woman you are to have your eyes and heart so open to the Spirit. I love you!

Shauna_Rae said...

Love the analogy - it's so true!

ConversationsWithACupcake said...

Oh. That is beautiful, Becki. Sometimes the Lord whisperes peace to our hearts in the most surprising (and poetic) of ways.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Trinette McCrary said...

So sweet, thanks for sharing. You are doing great even though I know it is hard for you. Hand in there sweetie, don't ever hesitate to call me.

RaCHeL + DoUg said...

Thanks for sharing your experience. That is so neat to have those moments. You are so strong & have dealt with a lot. I think you're simply amazing!

Sheila Madsen said...

Isn't it wonderful how the Lord touches our hearts and gives us strength through His creations. I can't count the number of times that He has done so for me through this beautiful world. Remember you are not alone in this journey. We all pray for you, Jason and your little family every day that you will have strength beyond your own.