A Mother’s Love

Cheers to the greatest mom I know! (Photo credit: Randy Siler)

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to my mom, Annie! Today we were both tuckered out and not feeling very well, but we were still able to do one of our favorite things. We took a stroll through her picturesque gardens.

A Love on the Line

My mom grows the most beautiful flowers, and some of our favorites are just starting to bloom. The first flowers that caught my eye were the bleeding hearts. Such a horrible name for such a beautiful flower! Today there was a bumblebee buzzing around and I caught his buzz-y little wings working hard!

The Bumble in the Bee

We worked our way through the first garden and meandered over to the garden along the road. This is where our favorites live – the lilacs! They were just beginning to flower and they smelled divine. Ahhhh, how I wish I could take a scratch and sniff photo for you šŸ™‚

The Love in the Lilacs

Growing next to the lilacs is a tree. I’m sorry to say I don’t remember what kind it is, but every spring it gets these delicate little buds that are so pretty. I took this shot over my head – one of my favorite kinds of photos – so that you can see the clear blue sky.

The Upside in the Down

Finally, we made our way to the other side of the house and across the street to see another tree bursting with big, beautiful blooms. One side of the tree was too sunny and not good for photos. The other side of the tree was nicely shaded, but boring. So we ducked under the branches and found a glorious world of light and color amidst the branches. Surrounded by pinks and greens, a single golden leaf burst forth to reflect the glimmering sun. Que the choir music!

A Golden Surprise

Today I’m thankful that I got to spend time with my mom and the beautiful flowers God made and entrusts to her expert care. I’m pretty sure I didn’t inherit her green thumb so that I would get to go and spend time with my mom in her gardens!

When I think about how abundantly and unconditionally my mom loves me I’m blown away because I know that it’s just a drop in the bucket to how much God loves me. Mom, thanks for giving me a taste of God’s love here on earth. You truly are remarkable!

I know Mother’s day isn’t a happy day for everyone. I pray that God will bless you in your joy and comfort you in your pain. Praise Him that His mercies are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness!

And that, my friends, is how I captured A Mother’s Love. (Click to Tweet.)

Until next time,

Josie

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