It’s The Simple Things

“This is so exciting Mommy”!

She has been waiting for months for her wildflowers to bloom. We planted a mixed seed packet clear back in late spring, and I don’t know if it was because it was so hot so early or what, but finally, finally there are flowers blooming.

I could tell this was going to be a mini sunflower a few weeks ago and once I mentioned that to Sky the watching game was on. She has been checking it daily, several times a day. The excitement has been building, and the anticipation was almost too much. She really wanted to “help” force it open, but somehow she managed to wait it out.

Finally this past weekend one of the flowers opened up, and she stood there admiring it and gently petting it for the longest time.

She can hardly believe that there are going to be more of the bright, sunny, yellow flowers in the next few days.

I love that with all the distractions of big, fancy, shiny, bright toys that make all sort of noise and do fun things that waiting for a simple yellow flower to bloom has been such a big deal to her.

The joy on her face when she walked out in her pj’s Saturday morning and realized the flower was open, and waiting for her was priceless. It’s a good reminder that we don’t really need much to be happy…to have moments of pure joy and beauty in life.

It’s so easy to get caught up waiting for the “big thing” that we risk missing out in the simple, every day, “little” things that bring a twinkle to the eye, a smile to the lips, and joy to our hearts.

Thank you for the life lesson munchkin.

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