we’ve never really succeeded in raising baby plants. our carrots of 2009 didn’t grow more than 2 inches, the tomato plant of 2010 met her demise during a forgetful spring. it’s not that we don’t want to do well, we just… forget. pretty sad right? this year we vowed to be different. promised each other we would do our best to love and nurture our little seedlings until they were ready for our bellies.
pinterest gave me the bright idea of starting some seeds in citrus peel. perfect! we had lemons and oranges.
april 1 rolled around and we began. feeling hopeful, feeling ready.
not even a few days later the first green began to emerge and you’d think we had won the lottery. hollering and cheering all around!
we’ve since transplanted these little ones to the yard. pressed them into the soil and bid them good luck. reminds me so much of us as a family this year. full of promise, of love, and of hope. we’re hopeful this year and nothing can get in our way.