When my life is zipping along nicely, relatively stress and drama free, THAT is the time that SMALL things bother me in a BIG way. I did what many homemaker girls do and I planted flowers this Spring! One in particular had my heart; and every day I would watch for it to POP open and bloom, showing me it's beauty and color. In fact, I even stole a picture of it right before it was about to bloom...
T H E N....our black lab puppy-dog decided that it was a chew toy and she tore it out of the ground, destroying it's roots. I was devastated...
You remember I said that little things bother me when life is good, haha...my misery was sealed and my day ruined. I let everyone around me know how frustrated I was. Later that day, my oldest 8 year old son wordlessly dropped a handmade card on my bed. And my spirit was soothed as I realized my son took notice and shared his PURE LOVE with me! Here is the card he wrote:
He even enlisted his youngest brother to help!
Well, Skyler saved the day, but one more victory to tell. . .
I saved what I could of my flower and put it in water and I received my itty bitty miracle! It bloomed just as I had been waiting for.
So when life is throwing you over the edge, and the pain won't stop, or the stress doesn't cease, hang in there because that is when the miracles snuggle into your life and that is also when you get embraced by those who care.
This post is linked to: The Lettered Cottage and is my favorite blog post for 2009.