At seven this morning had you passed by our little Georgia farm you would have seen four generations of women stooped over in their garden.  Aged from two years to almost eighty whose love for each other, and farming, run deep.

My grandmother, Ruth, was picking green beans…gallons upon gallons of green beans.

My mother, Denise, was harvesting the peppers and trying to keep them sorted hot and mild.

I was searching for ripe watermelons among the vines.  Black skin.  Green-veined skin.  Crimson inside.  Some that are yellow.

And my daughter, Mary Margaret, was investigating the vegetables, the bugs, and the mud.  Every few minutes running to catch a bird or butterfly that passed by.

I have the clearest picture in my mind of this morning.  These three wonderful ladies and I all together doing something we love.  How I wish I had my camera so I could capture this memory.

Four generations.

I feel so blessed.

In other news, will you please take all of a five seconds {seriously, just five} and vote for MM and I at Cottage Mama?  We made the top five in the ‘Playdate Outfit’ Sew Along and would love to win!  All you have to do is go to the website, look at the left-hand sidebar, and click on ‘Natalie.’  Thank you in advance.

In more news, you’ll notice a little extra something on this blog.  I’ve joined the BlogHer network and am very excited about that!

One Response to Bliss

  1. Dianna July 10, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    When I read this, I thought: oh, wouldn’t it have been nice to have a picture of the four of you together in the garden??

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