This past weekend Joel and the boys planted our garden. The boys enjoy planting the seeds and the plants. They also enjoy eating the produce that grows. But, they do not like weeding, watering or picking the garden! It's good for them though! I know that they will appreciate their efforts some day. Here they are planting the garden.
I can't wait to taste the fruits of their labor! (Well, minus the brussel sprouts anyway...Yuck! Joel loves them!) I only wish that Gavin would give food more of a try, but he still prefers and appreciates his tube feedings!
Here he is before I tried feeding him by mouth today:
Here he is during and after I fed him by mouth:
Here he is giving me quite the look of disgust!
He's tolerating it better than he used to. He used to cry and gag for several minutes after being given a bite. Now, he just gags a little, gives looks of how he feels about it, and complains for a short time. Maybe just maybe, there is hope that he will enjoy eating some day!
The Parable of the Sower Explained
"Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience." Luke 8:11-15