I have been spending as much time as I can in my backyard lately. In the early morning I sit in my ugly seventies rocking chair and read my Bible or devotion for the day, drink my coffee and pet the dogs. In the evening, I walk around the yard, pulling weeds where I see them, and admiring the flowers that are beginning to bloom. I am trying to slow down, even in the midst of a crazy busy life. I do not want this life to be a blur from one event to the next. Instead, I long for peace. The flowers in my garden are beautiful. The garden has not yet matured, and there is much growing to do, but the flowers that are brave enough to bloom in the midst of un-organization, they are making an impact. In the mismatched growing, there is strength and beauty, and I feel as though it reflects my own life. Bits of beauty in an un-organized, mismatched life. Reminders, that it will all come together, and be beautiful.
I hope you are all enjoying your summer.