Yesterday, my sweet son "helped" me clean out the winter clutter from our raised beds. He is the sweetest little garden buddy! He was distracted with a ladybug on one of his little diggers just as I finished up the biggest bed and raked it oh-so-smooth, (the mushroom compost has made for some really dark, rich soil!) and when he saw the finished bed he exclaimed over and over, "Ohhhh, Mom, it's sooo beautiful!"
"Mama, it's really beautiful!"
"It's just so beautiful!!"
Do you have any idea how that warmed my heart?! My little gardener in the making, loving the orderliness of a freshly raked plot - such a great joy to my soul.
Let me just say, that was a beautiful moment!
(I sadly didn't have the camera handy yesterday, but here he is by the garden two summers ago. What a sweetheart!)