I asked you about our hydrangea - the one covered in flowers. I asked if it bloomed last year because I couldn't
As much as I try to notice and pay attention, I often miss these things.
miss these things though.
You told me it bloomed when we first planted it but the following year it didn't.
noticed a pattern in our garden. Colors begin loud and then get quiet. Instead of flashy petals, our plants focus on slow growth. The kind we don't
always see. The kind necessary for survival. Their energy goes way down deep to the roots rather than up.
concerned with blooming real quick.
They are concerned with making a home and settling in deep.
not sure if your words are scientifically true. But I like the sound of a garden full of plants that know how to wait.
Because like us, in the waiting, there is slow and steady inner work. A solid foundation gets built. One that reacts to the elements but doesn't
break by them.
so curious of the things Julian will notice.
And what the noticing will reveal about him and more so about God.
For now he gets a front row seat to all you see. As you notice, he pays attention. And one day he'll
tell us all about it. But for now we wait. We keep building a solid foundation for him to stand on.
Really any child in our home to stand on. And getting to do this with you is an absolute privilege and blessing.
day babe (a day late). Sorry I forgot to get you a card. Thanks for bringing me Starbucks. You're