How much joy it has brought me today and how much it is teaching me about life.
Today is tough. I am not even going to pretend I have the energy or the strength to make it through today. Being a parent is HARD. Especially when you want to excel at everything you do! Sometimes, I just need a day like today to make me step back and realize I am not in control and that I can only do so much - the rest is in God's hands. Children are only little for such a short time - a lot like the blooming of a flower.
The peonie season is just too short, but I will be grateful and enjoy every moment of it. Just like I will with my children in the short time I have with them - no matter how difficult it is, I will choose to be grateful.