This mum was given to me weeks ago.
I was told if it didn’t bloom right, to let them know. The store selling them has had returns and complaints. How do you bloom right?
When my daughter brought it home, it was wrapped in plastic, bone dry and the buds were shut tight. I began drenching it with water.
I placed a dish under the pot so it could sit and soak up the overflow. It was so thirsty some of the buds were DOA, but slowly it began soaking up the care that was given. It began to bloom and it has buds waiting to bloom.
For some it didn’t bloom fast enough.
This mum shows me how God works.
Ever so slowly and then suddenly.
When my daughter was 5 years old, our home looked picture perfect. A designer helped furnish and decorate the main rooms of the house and wanted to invite her photographer in. She thought they would win a contest.
Our living room.
It was the saddest season of my life.
The room was used when we entertained guests and every item was a financial investment. You couldn’t sit and relax because there was no love in that room even when it was full of people.
Looks can be deceiving. In 2013, I left my 25 year marriage, and took my daughter with me. It was in that house my marriage hit it’s breaking point. My husband lost his job, we eventually lost that house and a few years later, each other.
We still have a few of the furnishings from that room and my daughter and I enjoy them. We’ve moved every couple of years and each home was a little bit nicer and life became more beautiful. We gave up stuff with every move, but we never gave up on each other.
Today we would be called minimalists, but I see it as only keep what you love.
One evening I was craving macaroni and cheese.
I looked at my favorite recipe, and went to the kitchen to see if I had what was needed. It looked promising.
As I was pouring each ingredient into the pan, I was amazed by having the right amount of each. This wasn’t planned by be, but it was obviously planned for me.
That’s how God works in my life.
I realized if He could give me the exact ingredients for mac and cheese, He surely had all of the ingredients measured out for a spectacular life.
He wants me to trust Him.
And I do.
A spectacular life sounds like the right amount.