Friday, April 29, 2011




Tiny little shoes waiting to be put on precious little feet...




Vibrant colored Gerbera daises, purchased at the grocery store, are waiting to be planted...




More fragrant lilacs are waiting to be shared with friends who also enjoy their beauty...





But, a surprise visit from this precious little one makes me want to do nothing else than spend time with her...





The flower beds are multiplying daily with growth.  The weeds and edging are waiting to be done.
It can feel a bit overwhelming.  But, a few moments of  reflecting on  the devastating images flashing over the television screens, and suddenly everything is put in proper perspective.  My heart is heavy for the thousands of people who would be thrilled to be able to locate their dear loved ones, their houses, porches and flower gardens this evening.   My husband and I were scrubbing our porch and pulling items out of their winter storage locations,  getting our porch ready for warm weather, the thought occured to me, that many would be thrilled to have my chore list rather than theirs.  How does one ever begin to pick up the pieces of their lives after such utter destruction?  In just a matter of seconds, it is all gone.  No more flower beds to weed, porches to scrub, lilacs to cut, or Cosmos to plant.  I heard one gentleman being interviewed and he said it all disappeared in a matter of 60 seconds.   It is indescribeable.  So, I will continue on with my endless list and I will thank God for it all, without a single complaint.

6 comments:

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Enjoy your surprise visitor...the other stuff will wait! You are so right...at times we just need a new perspective to put ourselves in the right space.

Debbie said...

My thoughts ran along the same line as yours. I was expecting the window people to finally come and install our new windows yesterday. I thought to myself that if they didn't come I would not complain, I was so glad I still has windows. All these happenings of late put things in perspective for those of us who have not experienced it.
The window people did come :D

Happy@Home said...

Your surprise visitor is so sweet. Have a great time together.
You said it so well today. Watching what so many are dealing with certainly does put things into perspective.

Christine said...

Your heart is full of love, not just for your family but your "neighbors".
All it took was 60 seconds, wow!
Today, I am greatful!

Stacey said...

That little face is so precious. :) You know, I'd wear those cute sandals if they came in my size. Wouldn't you?

lindsey said...

Its just so great when the little ones are around...nothing else can take their place. But thank you for the timely reminder of just how blessed we are and of how difficult a life others are experiencing. It is easy to forget when the news goes from our TV screens after the initial devastation...we need the constant reminders to bring us to our knees in prayer for them

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