Recently I read this sentence and something about it resonated with me:
“When I feel overwhelmed and I can’t seem to see beyond the weeds…”
Overwhelmed. That is how I have been feeling lately. I know that we all have a lot going on in our lives, but lately life has been getting the best of me and leaving me spent. But in the midst of the chaos, there have been some bright spots.
There have been wildflowers.
… The beautiful red roses that my husband gave me for Valentine’s Day. He gave them to me the night before because he wanted me to be the first to receive flowers. He is so sweet, this man who continues to amaze me.
… Long conversations with my best friend from childhood. She knows me so well and her friendship is truly like a breath of fresh air in my life.
… Faith and the belief that in spite of the darkness, that there is light. That there is rhyme and reason to all the madness. To know that to make the long shadows disappear, one must open the window. I know that I don’t always have the answer and it is okay to admit that.
The weeds may try to sprout through the cracks in my foundation. But I will do my best to not let them take root. To not let them envelop me so I can’t see the wildflowers… The beautiful wildflowers that truly make me thankful for life and all of its beautiful gifts.