Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pink Tulips...

Spring is definitely my favorite season.  After winter, I look forward to the warmer weather and and things starting to bud and bloom all around me.  I enjoy watching the gardens in our yard start to come to life after being dorment for the entire winter.  

About 2 months ago, I noticed some sprouts in the yard that I hadn't noticed before.

They looked like the start of tulips, but I knew I hadn't planted any, so I really wasn't sure.  After a week or so, they started popping out EVERYWHERE, all over my front and back yards.  Then I started thinking...I texted my cousin and my aunt and asked if they had planted anything when they helped me mulch last year, my cousin responded that she had not.  

For the next several weeks we watched as the sprouts grew bigger and indeed revealed themselves as tulips, but where did they come from?   I started to believe a miracle had taken place...

...and then my cousin and my aunt came clean.  They had indeed planted the bulbs, 500 bulbs to be exact.  Because they didn't plant them on the day I originally questioned, they really weren't being dishonest when I asked about them and I guess they wanted to hold out just a little bit longer.  I was started to feel like I was going a little crazy, so I'm glad they finally told me.

Now several weeks later, here are the blooms.

This is the view from our front porch.

They are beautiful, and when I see them I am reminded of the amazing people I have in my life and how great it feels to be loved. Thank you Aunt Jeanne and Beth! xo

And, if the pictures weren't enough, here's a 3 minutes video tour of my yard of pink tulips.  

A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much 
you are loved by others.

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