Growing into the person you were created to be.

There is something about growing a garden that has changed me, or rather, revealed to me the person I was created to be. I found my health in the country and our decision to live a more grounded lifestyle has impacted every aspect of our lives. Read More at: https://happihomemade.com/growing-into-the-person-you-were-created-to-be/

I am just wrapping up my third season of gardening. We had the shortest growing season on record in the past 45 years, and on top of that, we were hit with 7 hail storms and 3 floods.

The weather has been anything but nice to us, but in the midst of it all, I learned so much about myself and the kind of person I want to be. 

There is something about country living  that has changed me, or rather, revealed to me the person I was created to be.

I found my health in the country and our decision to live a more grounded lifestyle has impacted every aspect of our lives. I enjoy working with my hands, tenderly caring for my plants and nurturing their growth.  Each time I step foot in my garden I witness both vulnerability and strength.

There is something about growing a garden that has changed me, or rather, revealed to me the person I was created to be. I found my health in the country and our decision to live a more grounded lifestyle has impacted every aspect of our lives. Read More at: https://happihomemade.com/growing-into-the-person-you-were-created-to-be/

I see the beauty of the emerging seedling, so much life contained in such a small package. Each moment I spend in my garden brings me one step closer to the life that I envision for myself.

When we built our home in the country, we decided to live a different kind of life.  We chose peace and tranquility over the hustle and bustle of the city.

It took time, but slowly I discovered a new purpose. Encouraging growth in my children, my friends, and my garden taught me that I was created to nurture others.

With my words, my actions, my hands, I help things grow.

About a month ago, I decided to “grow” my own personal blog at SarahKoontz.com.  It is so nice to have multiple places to publish my work and I truly enjoy being able to share another side of myself through this new platform.

There is something about growing a garden that has changed me, or rather, revealed to me the person I was created to be. I found my health in the country and our decision to live a more grounded lifestyle has impacted every aspect of our lives. Read More at: https://happihomemade.com/growing-into-the-person-you-were-created-to-be/

I have already written 13 posts at SarahKoontz.com, and I would like to share three of my very favorite articles about growth and gardening with you today.

  1. Finding God’s Hand in the Storm
  2. Journey towards Fruitfulness
  3. Finding Health in the Valley

I also had the privilege of writing a guest post for my friend Nicole at “Little Blog on the Homestead” last week.  It is entitled “10 Life Lessons I learned on the Homestead”.

I had so much fun writing this article for Nicole’s audience, but I feel like all of our readers who have enjoyed my gardening and chicken articles will also enjoy this one.

10 Life Lessons I learned on the Homestead There is something about growing a garden that has changed me, or rather, revealed to me the person I was created to be. I found my health in the country and our decision to live a more grounded lifestyle has impacted every aspect of our lives. Read More at: https://happihomemade.com/growing-into-the-person-you-were-created-to-be/

So be sure to swing by Nicole’s blog and check it out today!

Thank you for all of the support and encouragement you have given Sammi & I through our first year of blogging.  We sincerely appreciate each and every share, question, like and comment we receive from our readers.

You encourage and inspire us each and every day to keep growing and sharing our lives with you.

In what ways are you growing alongside your garden?

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3 Comments

  1. This is a wonderful post, Sarah. I am in a season of growth and self-discovery as well. There are big changes ahead for me that are really making me take a hard look at who I really am and what my true purpose is. So your words really speak to me and came at just the right time!

  2. Love this!!! I grew up in the hustle and bustle of suburban life outside of NYC and as I have gotten older I am becoming more country. I planted a garden this year and I agree there’s nothing like watching a seedling grow into something wonderful!! So glad that you shared this on MMM!! See you tonight!!
    Cathy

  3. I really enjoyed this post, Sarah! It’s lovely to hear about your other blog too! Shared this post and am on my way over to Nicole’s blog to read your 10 Life Lessons post. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul hop.

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