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“Consider the lilies of the field,how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed like one of these.Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is,and tomorrow is thrown into the oven,will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?”Matthew 6:29-30
"You're gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky roadif you don't stop and smell the roses along the way..."
Yes, I just thought to quote Mac Davis directly after Jesus (welcome to my brain). As you now know, it wasn't lilies or rosebuds that Satch and I saw ... but those perky pink magnolias made it pretty clear to me that day that there are more important things to consider.
Life goes on. Two months after Satch passed a few years later, a new dog found us. We are in a different house now, but a fun surprise was seeing something we didn't realize until after we moved in -- there is another tulip magnolia in our new backyard! I may not daily get the chance to lie beneath it because of it's location, but that one silly moment years ago was pretty significant. Therefore, it does run through my mind often and I will smile many times as I pass under the pretty pink blossoms in the spring.
Today is my birthday. Not spring, no. But I WILL still be "considering the lilies" today ... and every day. I miss that ol' dog sometimes. But one thing that sticks out in my memory of him is that one teachable moment where he unintentionally taught me about not making a burden out of time.
Oh, and all that stuff I was working on that day? I got it all done with time to spare. Thanks to Satch, with whom I shared a much needed refreshing moment under our tulip magnolia.
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