I love my flower gardens, but I’ve been struggling with them lately.

You see, there aren’t enough hours in the day, or maybe the problem is that I don’t have enough motivation. By the end of the day, I look out and see the weeds still out in the flower beds.

I had been beating myself up pretty badly about this when I read about Our Lady of Mount Carmel. My brother-in-law kindly redid my landscaping a couple of years ago, inserting beauty into the chaos that had been around my house. It was so organized and amazing…for one whole summer.

And then, between pregnancy and nursing, between work and juggling, between other priorities and no small amount of slacking, I noticed the landscaping changing into…weedscaping.

If you’re inclined, you can read about Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and a hearty dose of insight relating to gardening, over at Today’s Catholic Woman.