Every spring this tree blooms. I’m sure you have a tree or two that bloom every spring too.
And like yours, I’ll bet the beautiful flowers only last a day or two before they fall off and float away.
This year, after a very delayed arrival of spring, I noticed the flowers had bloomed. And by notice, I mean I had a passing thought as I pulled my
schoolbus mom mobile minivan out of the garage in a frenzy to pick up another boy at another practice. ‘Wow…the pink flowers look so pretty.’ That’s about as deep a thought I have many spring days….as I rush from one place to another.
But this time, another thought came to me, and I felt God shining through and helping me grab onto a truth I need in my life.
Slow Down, Don’t Miss It
My days go so fast, especially with 3 boys in sports, a sweet husband, 2 part time jobs, 2 dogs and a home to care for.
But oh so often, in my rush to get to the next place, do the next thing, put on the next ‘hat’, I miss the moments of beauty.
The moments where God gives me a moment to enjoy the beauty of his creation.
A sunset, a smile, a flower, a sunbeam.
Or more importantly, a child that needs a hug, husband that needs some quality time, a boy that needs me to look in their eyes while we talk, a friend that needs a quick dose of encouragement.
And I need to slow down and not miss it.
So I put the car in park, grabbed my camera (that I have learned to leave in the car precisely for moments like this) and snap this picture.
Because I didn’t want to miss this fleeting moment. These pink flowers. This reminder from God.
And I have a feeling He wanted me to remind you too.
Slow down and don’t miss the beauty, friends.
I am trying to focus on this exact thing, noticing the beauty all around me. Hard to do when you’re running full steam ahead. Have a blessed weekend.
Melissa Mulvaney says
Exactly! My life (often by my own doing;) is usually full steam ahead. I savor the rare moment when I slow down to appreciate the beauty all around me.