I got you flowers

I got you flowers

I got you some flowers today because I know you really didn’t want to get out of bed this morning, but you did it! Your butler should have brought you breakfast in bed but he didn’t even show up to work. I got you flowers because you had a toddler wake up crying at 3am because they woke up and realized their door was cracked more than they would have preferred. I got you flowers because choosing to love and serve others above yourself all day, every day is hard. I got you flowers because you have to sweep the floors and wipe down the countertops a lot. I got you flowers because it’s a little cloudy today. I got you flowers because cramps hurt. I got you flowers because you struggle to access the patience that God offers and instead you try to do it in your own effort and fail. I got you flowers because it’s hard to teach kids to love, not fight, share, and speak with kind words when it doesn’t come natural to you either. I got you flowers because your eyeliner looks rough man. I got you flowers because your WiFi is slower than molasses. I got you flowers because you survived a week of taking care of sick kids. I got you flowers because there are rattlesnakes in your neighborhood. I got you flowers because you miss your mom, sisters, dad, brothers, friends scattered around the world, your in-laws, brothers and sisters in law, and 15 nieces and nephews. I got you flowers because you took a risk. I got you flowers for the times you remember to stop and sit with your girls, read to them, and hold them close knowing that tomorrow they’ll be another day older. I got you flowers because you made your bed. I got you flowers for keeping the kids alive another day. I got you flowers because you chose to walk by faith and not by sight, even when it was confusing. I got you flowers because you waved at a kid in line at the grocery store, played peek-a-boo, and made him laugh. I got you flowers for sweeping up that scorpion. I got you flowers for not just washing the clothes but for folding them and putting them away too. I got you flowers because your body grew and birthed two babies. I got you flowers because by God’s grace you’re a survivor of infertility. I got you flowers because you’re raising two daughters, a privilege you never thought you’d get to experience. I got you flowers because you stayed married another day (and promise to keep on going). I got you flowers because you apologized and it wasn’t easy. I got you flowers to remind you that love always wins. I got you flowers because you don’t deserve it. I got you flowers because you deserve hell and death and nothing else. You don’t deserve red gerbera daisies in a vase on the kitchen counter, but you’re not you, you’re a new creation by the blood of Jesus! You have Salvation, joy, a purpose worth celebrating even on a cloudy day when the girls are whining and arguing and your body feels weak and tired from the struggles of life in a fallen world. I got you flowers because you’re a daughter of the King and that’s something worth remembering every single day. That’s why I got you (myself) flowers on this cloudy Tuesday.


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