a little color, a little spring.

I promise, Part 6 to “Our Story” is really coming. We’ve just been distracted this week – unexpected visits with friends, new neighbors, drill weekend, an interview, work things, my finals week and paper-writing…we’re almost finished though, so stay with us! 🙂

I’ve had these pretty pictures sitting on my computer for a couple of days and wanted to share them with you…

I love sitting on my back porch.

Sometimes while the babies are napping. Sometimes while they’re out playing, and 8 neighbor kiddos gather round for tee-ball and all the girls want to hold Baby Hudson.

Flowers are good company.

They’re quiet. Thankful for both the sunny days and rainy ones.

Lately I’ve been studying for finals and reading books and writing papers out on the back patio (we’ve had such perfect weather!). It hardly seems laborious when surrounded by such colors and smells.

I wonder if these blossoms know the danger they’re in? One 2 year old princess lives here and she fancies herself a queen with a flower tucked behind her ear.

Oh! The promise of big balls of pink hydrangea! And tall vibrant lilies and gladiolas shooting up out of the black soil.

All of it cheers the soul, comforts the heart and turns my attention to that Masterful Artist…

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” – from Matthew 6, ESV

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2 thoughts on “a little color, a little spring.

  1. The anticipation for part 6 is literally killing me…. Maybe anticipation is not the right word… regardless, I’m trying not to go insane.

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