We have skills and interests that we share with people for various reasons. Maybe because the skills are necessary. Maybe because doing these things brings us joy. Whatever the reason, we share to pass it on, we share because we won’t always be around to do these things. Naturally, our parents pass many skills, interests, and talents on to their children.
We Pass It On
We would be in lockdown in one week, but I didn’t know this. We were working with the seedlings in the greenhouse, but that would be the last day I’d be there for it. My daughter would move to the farm and take over, with mom by her side, to create what dad will call their victory garden.
I didn’t know I wouldn’t be there for the harvest of a truly bountiful garden, but I’m glad I was there to kick off the season. And I’m glad that mom and I have passed on gardening skills and joy to my children.
Another thing that I hope I passed on and modeled for my children is how to love an aging and/or dying parent. We pass it on. How we interact and care during this journey matters because through these acts we model. We pass it on.
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