by Lori Alexander of The Transformed Wife – Raising Children in the Light of Truth
Editor’s note: Aside from Lori’s usual grammar mistake of ‘good’ versus ‘well’ she’s attempting to make an analogy between growing plants and raising children. Just like Vaughn Ohlman’s Girls Are Apple Trees meme this is not how you raise lemons or children! Some plants must have the cycles of seasons in order to bloom, the hardness of winter giving way to the mild weather of spring, or they remain stunted. Some plants, like orchids, have periods of dormancy where they must be left alone and only watered to cycle before blooming again in glorious abundance. Cacti and succulents require very little water or care. Just like the large swath of differences in people there are differences in plants and their requirements.
My point is that there are too many different kinds of plants to take Lori’s words seriously. Again, just like her book, she only knows one small facet of raising plants and has declared a rule from her very limited knowledge without any idea that she’s missed about 99% of the information. She’s like the old fable of the blind man describing an elephant after merely feeling the rope-like tail.
Lori needs to know that you should not be watering that lemon tree more than once a week and it does not need to be constantly fed either. Eventually the overwatering and feeding it she’s crowing over will kill it. Knowledge of the nature of the thing you are doing is priceless everywhere but in that world.
This is a lemon tree I bought at Costco a few weeks ago. We have many lemon trees outside of our home and we have for years but they don’t do that good.( Again, according to the grammar standards of on Weird Al if you’ve passed second grade you should be able to tell the difference between doing good and doing well. Well is the word here.) This tree is sheltered from the salty air and winds that those outside are exposed to on a daily basis. It doesn’t have snails and grubs crawling all over it during the night like the ones outside. I often check it to see if it has enough water and fertilize it with healthy food made just for it. Every day, it receives sunlight from the early afternoon until the sun sets because it sits in a southwest corner of our home with windows on both sides. This tree is FULL of flowers like the ones you see and is so much healthier than the ones outside. It’s exactly how children should be raised: sheltered from the wicked culture around them and basking in the light of the Truth while being cared for and nurtured by their mothers.
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