Plants with branches slumped and sticky hold plump cherry and grape tomatoes in our kitchen garden. The full sunny days and shower refreshed evenings kept all growing. Over four feet in two months! Our tomato plants grew beyond their cages and almost touched the deck before they toppled on themselves as vines will do. We gave string and stake support a little late. We did not anticipate such rapid growth so they kind of went a little wild beyond their cages. They needed a supported space – a ring of rope to grow up into.
A reminder for me to anticipate growth as I seek to provide an effective supportive space for my preteen son. He is growing fast, almost as tall as me now. How will I support him as he looks beyond our home to friends and middle school? What kind of support can a give to him as he reaches beyond?
A prayer: Lord, I need your wisdom and guidance to show me how to provide structure and support suitable to the unique talents You gave my son. May He reach His full potential and grow into a courageous, kind, faithful, loving and fruitful young man.
Never underestimate the potential for growth in all that you nurture and care for. You will be amazed!