Little sprouts pushing their way up towards the sun. Leaves and buds unfurling. Herbs turning green again, scenting the air with their sweetness.
Where once there was a a messy tangle of neglected things....now there is peace. And order.
This little patch of dirt has become a place of loveliness...without a single flower to be seen.
Because what the eye doesn't see, the heart can feel.
I'm learning that the ordinary, unnoticed work of preparing, tending, growing, cultivating...is the thing that makes a home homey.
Everything may be simple. Humble. Ordinary.
But if it is neat and clean.
And everything has its place.
Even the less-pretty things - like the soil itself - become lovely, when they've been lovingly cared for.
And it brings a very quiet peace...and joy...to the soul.
This is true loveliness of life - and what a Mama's "art" is really about.
It's finding contentment in spending quiet days at home. Finding peace in doing ordinary things like cleaning and cooking....or hauling wheel barrels full of rocks. Or just enjoying the sweet season of having babies to comfort. Baking cookies, kissing scrapes, cleaning closets.
Because in this way, a Mama is creating a life that is filled with peace, hope and joy for her family.
Things that may not be seen with the eye, but are felt in the hearts of all who enter her home.
Wishing you a lovely day filled with the simple joys of being home!