"Children are not lumps of clay that a mother can mold and shape into whatever she thinks would be best. They are seedlings... already pears, pines, or petunias. As gardeners, we can add only sunshine, water, fertilizer, time, and love in order to make that growing plant the most beautiful specimen of what it was intended to be." -Linda Eyre
flowers courtesy of my garden. :) I don't want to give myself too much credit as a gardner though, the zinnias (pink ones) are the only ones I grew from seed. The others were purchased and planted.