I wanted to share some pictures from Mother's Day. I know I'm a little late but I had to wait for Allie to put them on the computer for me. I need to learn to do that some day I guess.
This is the Magnolia tree that my family bought for us on the one year anniversary of Emma's death. It bloomed just in time for Mother's Day this year:
These are the rose bushes that Dean and Allie bought for me to add to the rose garden I am trying to make:
These are the Hydrangias I bought to put in front of the church in Emma's memory on Mother's Day. I have a spot by the house where I want to plant them. They are beautiful:
The verse I am putting at the bottom of this post is one I found recently that really spoke to me. It talks about finding treasures in the darkness, riches stored in secret places. I had never thought about this verse much at all, but it is so true that God sometimes uses the darkest times of our lives to show us the treasures He has placed before us so that we can know that He is real, that He is God. I can think of so many times I have been in such a dark place in my heart and in my spirit, and He broke through the bars of iron I had put up and showed Himself to me through a treasure like a magnolia tree that blooms on Mother's Day or a butterfly that brushes my cheek or a friend who calls just to say she cares. To be honest, I wish I didn't have to go through the darkness, but I'm so thankful for the treasures that I am finding along the way.
Thought for the Day: Day Ten
"I will go before you and will level the mountains;
I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.
I will give you the treasures of darkness,
riches stored in secret places,
so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel,
who summons you by name."