About The Garden's Way
The beautiful "Fête des mères" led to this poem about
the spirit of motherhood. From ancient times, there
has been a special wisdom handed down from female to
female. Our intuition, skills and nurturing capacity
are rooted in this earth of natural love and maternal
instincts. Daughters become the bountiful extensions
of their mothers and stretch their imaginative
yearning toward the horizon. In return, they hope to
gain fulfillment of personal dreams. These dreams are
often ones of creating a good home life and family.
Maintaining that goal is an acrobatic feat, a
balancing act of heart and mind, roots and wings.
Whether their offspring are boys or girls, the ability
to light the home, forsee things before they happen
and nourish a child's world with beauty and
sustenance, is learned by example. And as this example
is passed on from one generation to the next, its
miraculous growth flowers through every season and in
every corner of life. It is the garden's way of
defining a mother.
© 2011, Wendy Howe.