Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Rainbow for Her Birthday

A birthday is supposed to be beautiful day, so M wasn't too pleased when she woke up to this gloomy morning. The ride to school changed her mind.

We were heading west on the 2-lane highway that take us into Agricola when a flash of color off to the right caught my eye. As we cleared the trees, I saw a bit of rainbow. I pointed it out to M and pretty soon we could see the entire arch stretching over our path.

She couldn't wait to get out of the car and to the bus shelter to show her friends. I wanted to take a picture of it. By the time I got to an open place that I could stop and get out the camera, it was gone.

So many of God's blessings are like that. He gives them to us to enjoy for that moment, not to stash away. I think so many times we miss a true blessing by trying to make it last. We fail to be simply carried away by the wonder of an instant.


  1. How wonderful! I'm glad she got that gift on her birthday.

  2. God smiles on us all differently doesnt he?! How cool and you worded that beautifully.

    I tagged you, by the way.. :)

  3. I was just thinking how cool of a mom you are.