|About the Book|
Kelvin Rockwell’s thirteen-year-old son, Spencer, is doing whatteenage boys do, ignoring his father and growing apart. Hisfour-year-old, Jason, is still planted firmly in his ‘mommy and me’phase. And his wife, Holly, has spent years demonstratingMoreKelvin Rockwell’s thirteen-year-old son, Spencer, is doing whatteenage boys do, ignoring his father and growing apart. Hisfour-year-old, Jason, is still planted firmly in his ‘mommy and me’phase. And his wife, Holly, has spent years demonstrating apathytowards their marriage. The emotional reward of family isdisappearing from Kelvin’s life.In an attempt to find an answer to his unhappiness, Kelvin leaves hisfamily for a few days to visit Santo Cielo, a remote village along thecoast of Baja California. There, he experiences a life far removedfrom his own and explores his frustrations with Father Juan MiguelSantos, an old priest who shares his wisdom and life lessons.The first lesson Father Santos teaches Kelvin is that a marriage islike a garden. It must be weeded every day. Kelvin thinks back to acomment Holly made years after they were married – that shewasn’t comfortable with him – and they did nothing to resolve theproblem. The weed that Holly planted squarely in the middle oftheir marriage hadn’t been pulled. Instead it joined other weeds,choking the color out of their marriage.Weed Therapy follows Kelvin as he searches his soul and hismemories in response to Father Santos’s lessons, including thesimplest of messages – that Kelvin deserves to be happy. Motivatedby the old priest’s advice, Kelvin returns home and attempts to putthe lessons into action, to replace the weeds with a beautiful garden.