I took these pictures yesterday with my phone. I have been staring at them ever since.
There is something very therapeutic to me about spring flowers. I could photograph them all day long. Then when I’m feeling frustrated, I could look at the pictures and something in my soul feels healed. This is not me trying to brag about my photographic skills. This is me saying that God has given me a love and respect for nature that speaks to me and helps me to feel better when things are tough.
Is that weird?
There are a few things that are frustrating me right now. Nothing super serious. Just the usual things like teenagers who don’t care enough about things they should care about, or almost five year olds who are losing their four year old charm and turning into sarcastic, talking back non-baby types, or almost eleven year olds who cannot for the life of them seem to stop fighting with littler brothers EVERY. SINGLE. MINUTE. OF THE DAY. Basically, everything about being a parent right now is trying my patience and fortitude.
Today I opened up our mailbox and was met by hundreds of ants who were crawling all over the mail and a giant pile of ant larvae. I almost threw up. I have been bathing and showering with ants for the past month. Ants are taking over my life. Today I thought I had ants crawling on my leg and I freaked out! In short, we have a serious ant problem in our house. I am counting down the minutes until pest control is at my door.
I could go on. Because there’s more. But instead I’m going to look at this picture of cherry blossoms I took over by our outlet mall and think happy thoughts. This tree was so pink it made me want to cry with happiness. I am not even being dramatic. I am serious. It was that beautiful.
Thank you God for Spring flowers. They are what’s getting me through.