Bonding in Gardening
by Danny Tariman
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused it to grow.” (1Corinthians 3:6)
My wife loves plants, and loves to plant. She’s a “green thumb”.
But I am not.
There are a few things that we do or we like the opposite.
And this is one of them.
But we still blend together. She plants, I water.
Once in a while, we do gardening together.
While she removes dead and dried leaves, I water.
While she cultivates the soil around the plants, I water.
While she plants or transplants, I water.
And there is one common activity we do together – weeding.
This weeding-out activity takes longer. We sit beside each other on a stool. While pulling out weeds, we share a lot of stories. Funny stories, sometimes problem stories.
We share our dreams. We share our plans. We share our wishes.
Really a good time for bonding.
There are many ways to reach-out and to connect with your spouse. I mean, MANY. Some go to dinner dates, and others do house chores together.
But this one is simple, yet good quality time.
It makes me happy. I believe she is happy too.
This makes us an inch closer to each other.
May the Lord strengthen our relationship, and yours!