It’s Getting To Be Spring – before and after pics

My sweet hubby and middle son gave me a wonderful gift a few weeks ago. They built a garden box outside my kitchen window where I will be able to see flowers. Oh yes, they did! Here are some before and after pics:

Look at the bottom left of the pic. See all that clay and rocks? I’m so thankful that I have a hard-working son. I kept telling him that he’s just making more muscles as he was shoveling and using the pick on the rocks.

Now here is the next step. It’s a little dark because the pic was taken at dusk:

And here is today’s latest picture:


Isn’t it going to be lovely when my all my dahlias and strawberries come in?

So what do you have in your life or your kid’s that is a “before” picture? Is there an area in your life that you’re frustrated with because it doesn’t seem to change? As an older mom of my gang, I’ve seen positive changes in my kids that I felt would have never happened and I can’t say that I prayed for it because at times, I only had strength to pray for Him to do His work in them.

Mamas, be full of hope today. The Lord uses hard circumstances in our lives to bring beauty into them. Share your heart with Him. I wonder if He sees us as before and after pictures. What do you think?

15 responses to “It’s Getting To Be Spring – before and after pics”

  1. patrice

    That’s a great flower box. What a sweet thing for them to do! We have plenty of garden around here. We’re fulltime farmers and I work part time as a chef. We have about 4-5 acres just in vegetables. We Participate in a few farmers’ markets. I don’t see the follow thing on your blog. I like WordPress, but it befuddles me somedays!

  2. Linda

    Hi…I came here from the BlogFrog community. I have a parenting advice website where the motto is “parenting is a journey, not a destination”. Very similar to yours I might add.

    God sees our before and after pictures, no doubt about it. But in Jesus, I am a new creation. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Cor. 5:17 I am now blooming in His light. 🙂

  3. Bevy

    Hey saw you on Blog Frog. 🙂 I’m following you.
    This is a wonderful gift. You must live really south of PNWest inthat you have blooming flowers already.

  4. Liz

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the dahlias (please post a photo). They were my wedding flowers :).

  5. Leann

    Pretty flowers and inspiring words. 🙂

  6. Patrish

    I am so jealous! It’s still too early to plant here (Northern Utah). Your garden is going to be just beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Mel @ Trailing After God

    That’s fantastic! I love the freshness that spring brings! A new start, new flowers, new gardens. I need to get out into my yard but it won’t stop raining long enough.

    Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

  8. Mel @ Trailing After God

    Oh Jan, I just read that you are also in the Pacific NW 🙂 Me too! So you know what I’m talking about with the rain. You guys got a lot accomplished 🙂

  9. Katie @ Imperfect People

    Looks like you have been busy! I love gardening and I LOVE your pics!

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