Pregnant Onion

 Have you ever heard of a pregnant onion? Well, I have one. Just look.

See them babies in there? 

This is not really an onion but looks like an onion. It is scientifically called Albuca Bracteata also known as a Lucky Onion, Sea Onion or simply a Pregnant Onion. This plant is actually a type of succulent.

Years ago, my Mother in law had gotten me one but it did not last long. I didn’t take care of it like I should have. Now that I love plants, especially succulents, I went on a mission to find another one. 

I was unable to find one around here so I went online. Amazon to be exact. Gosh, you can find anything on Amazon now days. 

When It came in, It was in a 3 inch pot, about the size of a grape and looked weak and unhealthy. I was disappointed but it was not dead so I prepared it a better pot and gave it lots of water. The onion finally started growing and I have moved up a pot size twice now in two years. My little onion us now flourishing. It has had many babies and grown up to about six inches around.

I just put it in the sun and keep it watered a couple times a week. The tiny babies eventually break through the skin and fall off. I just noticed today that one of the seedlings is sprouting. 

Pregnant onions will also produce a stem of white flowers that will bloom in the spring. Mine has never bloomed but this week seen a flower pod standing tall above the other leaves. I was excited and can’t wait to see her bloom. .

Do you have any unique plants?

Praying Friends

 Do you have friends that pray for you?

I do. I have friends at church, work and friends I have never even met that pray for me. We all need these kind of people in our lives.

‭‭James‬ ‭5‬:‭16‬ ‭KJV- ”Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.“

I believe in the power of prayer. God has answered many prayers for me and continues to do so. We have to be patient and he will answer on his time. He knows what we need and when we need it. 

I have cried mad at God because I sometimes think he is not listening to my prayers. When I just be still, I know he is working on me. I need friends to pray with and for me and I am so blessed to have friends like this in my life. 

Speaking of praying friends, I received the cutest little surprise in the mail. It was from one of my blogger friends at  Inside the card was a mini prayer square she made by hand. I can picture her thinking about me as she knitted the tiny square.

If you look closely, you can see the shape of a cross in the center. 

I carried it in my pocket today. Though these little prayer cloths have no healing power, they do bring comfort knowing a friend prayed for me and I will always cherish this little prayer square. 

Pray for your friends today. There doesn’t need to be anything wrong with them to pray for them. It may be your little prayer that gets them through the day. If you simply thank God for people in your life, it would be suffice.