While starting seeds, I noticed something quite fascinating. Peas are all vertical while germinating – one immediately sees the leaves pushing skyward from the seed. Much like me, peas are animated and showy, announcing their presence with a ‘Here I am’.
Bean seedlings on the other hand make roots first. They seem to be dormant and the leaves are much slower to show. If you had planted the seeds directly, you might think that nothing was happening, when in truth a lot of foundational support is being established. This is very much like my husband.
What’s also fascinating, is that both Peas and Beans catch up, growing the right amount of leaves and roots to balance the plant:
The same way that TIME balances people who are married.
Give yourself and your partner the space and patience to become wholly yourselves, it’s worth it!