“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” -St. Thérèse de Lisieux
In Texas, God paints the hills with wildflowers during the Spring. A sea of blue, orange, red, yellow, and purple. As I drive alongside the road, the colors mix together, like a big bowl of Neapolitan ice cream, or as my husband calls it triple threat ice cream. It is truly a time to bask in the glory of this creation.
Prepare yourself, this post is a little flowery, but hey it’s about flowers and awesome women.
Just as there are many flowers along the Texas roadways this time of year, there are also many beautiful and unique bloggers out there. At first glance the individual wildflowers melt together and each patch seems like more of the same, but the multitude of flowers (or bloggers) does not make any individual flower less valuable or lovely.
Quite the opposite in fact. The more flowers there are, and the way that they are grouped, the larger impact they make. The breathtaking movement of colors drowns out the tough Bermuda grass, fire ant mounds, and prickly pear cactus.
This weekend I had the opportunity to road trip down the flower filled highways and meet up with a gaggle of wonderful blogging women. Even though we were brought together because of our similarities -blogging about family, motherhood, and faith – each lovely lady was spectacularly unique.
As we met, had fellowship, and chatted about our passions, fears, and experiences, St. Thérèse de Lisieux’s autobiography continued to come to mind. Amidst the tips and stories, I found a rejuvenated joy in the littleness of my blogging experience.
“It is impossible for me to grow bigger, so I put up with myself as I am, with all my countless faults. But I will look for some means of going to heaven by a little way which is very short and very straight, a little way that is quite new… And so there is no need for me to grow up. In fact, just the opposite: I must stay little and become less and less.” -St. Thérèse de Lisieux
I am refreshed and excited to do my part as a simple flower in a field of beautiful writers. If you are looking for some good reads, I encourage you to check out the bloggers below.