A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers

A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers
The Burts in 2013

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I Have Decided that I Love Weeds...

Having neighbors whose yards are 99.999% weeds and Bermuda grass, while desiring a gorgeous carpet of Fescue myself, makes for lots of yard work. This evening was perfect week killing weather, and since I spent a lot of my "free time" last fall killing and reseeding our front and back yards, I was pretty motivated to do some weed removal.

And yes, the weeds were attempting to take over the few bare spots in the back yard. Sigh...let the internal grumbling and complaining begin.

But hold up a minute - the internal grumbling and complaining DIDN'T begin! Instead I found myself thanking God for those pesky weeds. For the time spent outside on a relatively mindless chore which allowed me some extra time to spend in prayer. For the wonderful weather that allowed me to be outside in the first place. And especially for the weeds themselves. Because I can use my time spent outside as the roughest-toughest-weed-killin'-mama-in-the-west as one more way to keep myself diabetes free.

Almost 2 years ago, I was diagnosed as a pre-diabetic. My doctor gave me the reality check I needed, and by the grace of God I have had terrific glucose numbers consistently, have lost and kept off 45 lbs, and am living a lifestyle that I had only dreamed was possible. So anything that adds to my non-diabetic way of life is a huge blessing handed to me straight from God.

Now, I can honestly say that I don't want weeds to overrun my Fescue, and Nuthatch is in no way my new best friend ~ but it feels good to be able to say that I have decided that I love weeds.

Lord bless you as you walk out your daily life hand in hand with Him!

Day 166 done :)

Jan L. Burt


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