my parents are coming in town tonight, and on my trip to the grocery store earlier in the week, i grabbed a bunch of flowers to put out in the condo. my mom always puts fresh flowers in my bedroom and bathroom when i visit birmingham, so i like to do the same for her.
i separated the bunch between a tall bottle in the living room and this smaller vase in the guest bedroom.
my work week has been less than extraordinary, and i’ve come home the past couple of nights feeling deflated. yes, i think that’s the right word to use here. deflated. i’ve begun each day with such high hopes. even hearing my favorite songs on the radio on my morning commute set the expectation high. however, the days have failed to fully deliver. and we’re only halfway through the week!
when i got home last night, i went in the guest bedroom to switch on the lamps, and i paused for a moment when these flowers on the dresser sweetly faced me. i couldn’t help but revel in the simple beauty of these earthly treasures. the wrinkle in my brow was quickly wiped away as a smile crept onto my face.
these delicate flowers reminded me that although we may find ourselves caught up in the stresses of day-to-day life, the good Lord promises that He is on our side and that we are welcome to enjoy the journey while we take it.