My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:15,16

Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"
John 11:40
See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands… Isaiah 49:16a

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The joy and laughter of flowers...

They say the world laughs in flowers. I had forgotten how much I love planting flowers. This year I have been itching to get them into my yard and into flower pots on the decks. I am  "a wing it and see how it goes gardener" an "expert" gardener of course! I have managed to kill, dah-dah-dah-DAH......only 6 plants. That, I am sure is a far better success rate than the greenhouses have and a personal all time record for me! WOOHOO!

What great, peaceful therapy it is to spend a few hours out in the sunshine, digging in dirt and planting life and making a yard beautiful! The thing I love most about flowers is the beautiful color that they bring to my heart. A flower is kind of like our hearts if you think about it. It needs nuturing, feeding, sunshine and when it is given those things, it can produce such beauty, touching the lives of all those around it. 

Vivid pinks, yellows, oranges, reds, greens, purples and so many more in-betweens decorate my yard. Jinaea and Kyler helped me with the planting and weeding. It was an awesome time talking about roots and leaves and petals and being gentle (for Kyler's sake). I am sure the flowers will show their forgiveness for me letting Kyler hold them in his sometimes gentle, sometimes not so gentle way.

I am now sitting here waiting for a fun, sweet, wonderful, loving friend/cousin to arrive. I am so excited that she is coming!!! Linda Mae (aka Ellie Mae to us) is going to be here in about an hour. EEKKKK!
We are going to do girly things, play with kids, hang out, watch movies, go for walks, cry and probably laugh till we almost pee our pants. What fun it will be!!!

Life is good and filled with flowery, sunshiny joy today and for that I am thankful.

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