We have been enjoying a GORGEOUS spring here in Utah, right on the heels of a very mild winter. Which has made me ever so happy. Just look at those vibrant colors!
This beautiful tree sits right outside my bedroom window, and baby…I have been drinking in that color like it was sweet dream pie. She only shows that particular shade of hot pink for a couple of weeks every spring and it’s a real treat. This picture I snapped with my phone, just doesn’t do it justice.
My boys (my favorite boys in all the wide world, by the way) worked hard earlier in the week mulching my flower beds. Ah, to be outside in the glorious sun! As I said, it has been unseasonably nice.
Here in Utah, at least.
And just when I was getting ready to purchase a few tomato plants to get my vegetable garden going…
This! On Wednesday it snowed all the day long, buckets of snow guys. Buckets! Just look at those cute elementary school kids making their way from from school. I hadn’t even sent my little boys to school with coats on.
I think someone has gotten the seasons mixed up.
This is what happens to spring flowers when they are met with winter storms.
It’s the sad sorry truth. They freeze right over, poor things.
This is the way of it, here in Utah. Things have fallen out of order.
I get like that sometimes. All out of order. I get my head buried in the everyday business of life and it consumes me. I often find myself letting work, social media, my overflowing inbox, piles of laundry, posts to write, recipes to cook, groceries to buy, obligations to fulfill…take over and when my kids come through the door at the end of the day I forget…
to look them in the eye.
To listen and focus on what they are saying to me.
To really hear what they want to communicate.
To hang all my other hats on the shelf for a time and just be the mom. A caring mother, who is tuned into them and their needs. An engaged mama, not a part time, half listening, lady in the kitchen cooking dinner.
This crazy weather has given me reason to ponder the order of things this week. I can’t do a darned thing about the weather and it’s wild order. But I am super glad for the chance to refocus again, to put my priorities back in order and be a Mother first and foremost.
Try, try again…as the saying goes.
Loved this quote from the LDS General Women’s Conference I heard a couple of weeks ago.
“…there is no greater honor, no more elevated title, and no more important role in this life than that of mother or father…”
Such a good reminder.
Have a great weekend, all!
PS…all that snow I showed you above? It seriously melted in about 24 hours time. 8 whole inches, just gone in one day. Crazy!