The greatest experience, the one which shakes a soul with hopes and fears, the results of which are never ending, and incidentally, the one which pays the biggest dividends, is to be found in the adoption of children.
--Anonymous

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

While I Wasn't Looking

I am sad to say, while I have been obsessing over getting our little Nola home, I have been missing some of the blessings I am usually in awe of. I love the flowers in my flower garden. I look forward to the green sprouts appearing every spring and the soon to follow buds and blossoms. This year has brought a first to our yard. Our Mimosa tree has finally bloomed! I think I planted this little thing about ten years ago. For the first few years, the branches always died in the winter and new growth came up from the roots in the spring. The fifth year it finally put out new growth on the branches that were there from the year before. The sixth year, my sweet hubby was mowing on a rather damp evening..............and you guessed it, the mower slipped down the hill and he mowed down my little Mimosa tree. I really had given up ever seeing those beautiful delicate pink blooms, but this year it has finally happened!



I don't know why, but I have always loved these trees! There aren't many around here, but they are very abundant in the south. They are just beautiful growing wild along the wooded roadsides in the early summer. Now I have that beauty in my own yard!

These are just a few of my favorite Day Lilies. They're beautiful and they can live through anything! Anything that can thrive in our hard as a rock clay soil is pretty amazing.

I'm reminding myself, and all who read, not to live life so blinded that we miss these beautiful gifts we have been given!

3 comments:

Eric and Michelle said...

So true. :)

Steph said...

So, so true, but so so hard to do. That is one thing that I wish I would have done better during our wait. The flowers are BEAUTIFUL!!!

I keep hoping and praying for your family.

Julia said...

We live in the south and have tons of mimosa trees. They also seemed to be late bloomers this year. Great pictures!

I'm praying for you...

Julia

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