i've been feeling a bit worn out and a little discouraged for awhile. this isn't something unusual or life threatening, just another human cycle that i too experience from time to time.

i have been listening to some tapes from one of my favorite pastors and he was speaking of a verse about God always dwelling with me (Psalms 90:1) and my mind started to wander about the things i've been sulking about as of late. then i remembered what my friend had told me about 10 things God did to love me today and i started looking around the yard from my perch on the front porch and i looked up and spied something that made me smile and tear up just a bit. (yes, my life is like a halmark card.) anyway, it was truly special and i wanted to write it down.

i have a flowering bush in the front yard that makes very beautiful clusters of white flowers in the late spring/early summer every year. after looking it up, i believe it might be hydrangea. the bush is constantly competing for ground with two other trees that have taken root and all grow together in a big ugly mess.

i looked up and saw a very small (maybe 1/2 the regular size) flower cluster poking out of the mess...only one...AND...out of season.

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