The last few days have been rainy, cold and windy resulting in us having to stay in the house. It makes me wonder how we ever made it through the winter months and has me already dreading next winter.
I was so desperate to get out of the house that we even visited my two least favorite stores. Least is probably an understatement since I normally just stay in the car while my husband goes in. I came up with a few things to browse for and we found ourselves at Fleet Farm and Menards! The boys loved it!
I have also found myself coping in a few other ways such as letting the kiddos create works of art with play-doh. You see I am the mom who hides the play-doh on the highest, highest shelf hoping it’s not discovered. Recently it was discovered and they have been asking to play with it the last few days. Desperate times call for desperate measures. They loved it and I have to admit I had fun helping them sculpt a few things too!
The beauty of the rain is it makes me appreciate the sunshine and warmth that much more. So at the first chance to get outside in tolerable weather we planted flowers. We purchased them Mother’s Day weekend and the boys have been waiting anxiously to plant them.
They did a great job and kept saying, ooh this one is pretty. Kolbe would even take a few steps back to see if he approved of the arrangement from a distant view.
In the midst of the rain it’s hard to see the sun. In the crosses and difficulties in life it’s hard to see the light. Struggles leaving us feeling desperate and alone. Wondering when the rain will lift, wondering how we will ever make it through.
In the moment we least expect, beauty blossoms, hope is given and God’s presence felt. The clouds lift, everything is clear and all we can do is bask in the warmth and glorify God. As the flowers bloom and show their brilliance we are reminded that the season was necessary to help us grow into nothing less than the radiance God has intended.
Amy Koehler says
Beautiful words, but I must say that I loved Play-Doh! Even the smell of it rocks. Oh let them make the messes now. I’m sure you teach them to clean them up anyway. Those kind of creations help their minds become whatever they may be someday! 🙂 For example, the messiest cook can make the best creation.