tiny little buds

Sometimes you have to look closely to see the real picture.

Yesterday while warm winds blew I walked around my lawn, pondering how each of the plants I’d cared for in the fall had somehow died in winter’s wake. None of them seemed to be responding to Spring’s nurture.

But then I looked closer. Tiny little buds appeared on every single stem, red, unfurling, full of promise and breathing life. But to step back and observe the plant, one might as well assume it dead for the overall picture.

Sometimes I wish people would see Mum’s sprouts of life. They seem to mostly focus on the large picture, which Cancer has painted with a black brush of death. But right now, Mum is living, and people would see it if they merely looked closer.



  1. Teneale said,

    April 21, 2008 at 12:38 am

    It seems that it is much easier to look at the big picture. Looking closer can take a lot more work, and can often increase our chances at vulnerability. It is impossible to look closer at things without dropping walls. I’m glad to know someone who isn’t afraid at looking closer and getting involved. You are a blessing to my life Em. Love you

  2. marge said,

    April 21, 2008 at 2:47 am

    I too am very glad you look close. It can be a wonderful gift from God. God has bless you Em.Spring is a great time of year to see new things. Dad and I was outside doing chores and seen two canadian geese it was nice. But it was snowing and blowing.yipe yipe We LOVE YOU miss you mom and dad xoxoxo

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