I remember reading somewhere that we should plant the garden of our lives with the beautiful flowers of friendship. This bouquet reminds me of the gift of friendship and how important it has been during the past several months.
One of the things I’ve loved about the past two weeks since we brought Aster home has been getting to see many friends who have prayed for her! I’ve loving sharing with Aster some of the sweetest flowers in my life’s garden. I wish I had photos of each friend that has stopped by to see us or who we’ve visited. Unfortunately I didn’t capture them all on camera but if you were one of them and you have photos please email them to me. Here are a few that I did get:
Here are Wendy Pope and Teri Bucholtz lovin’ on my sweet girl who is wearing her princess outfit that Micca gave to her. Can you see the crowns on her shirt and jeans?
Yet in the midst of trash cans overflowing with dirty diapers, crusty babyfood stuck to me and my counter tops, rice cereal flakes scattered across the kitchen, emails and calls unanswered, toys and laundry everywhere, days without a shower and sleepless nights – my beautiful bouquet of flowers has sat in the center of my kitchen and each day it catches my attention and brightens my outlook.
And just like those flowers, God has also provided friends who have prayed, sent notes, brought meals, left comments on Facebook or my blog and stopped by to meet Aster and keep me company. Both have helped me find peace in the chaos and joy in the clutter.
So today I’m thanking God for the friendships and the flowers He’s provided to brighten my life’s garden these days.