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Mother’s Day Free Printable Gift Tags, and Inexpensive Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. I wanted to share some of my favorite inexpensive gift ideas that you can give to family members, neighbors, those you minister to, or even an entire Ward or Congregation. Even the simplest gifts can demonstrate a love and appreciation for a special mother or woman in your life.

  1. Measuring Spoons: 

“Who can justly measure the righteous influence of a mother’s love? What enduring fruits result from the seeds of truth that a mother carefully plants and lovingly cultivates in the fertile soil of a child’s trusting mind and heart? As a mother, you have been given divine instincts to help you sense your child’s special talents and unique capacities.”

-Richard G. Scott

Wether a set of measuring spoons from the Dollar Store, or a cute set like my FAVORITE Lemon spoons pictured. Add this sweet and FREE printable and you are left with a beautiful and well thought out gift. You will come to realize I’m all about practical gifts. Give things that will be used and enjoyed not tossed or placed on a shelf to create more clutter.

This quote will work well with measuring cups, a pyrex…etc. Also depending on your budget you can find something to fit anyone’s needs or styles. Consider checking the Pioneer Women line at Walmart, Anthropolgie, Target, and Magnolia Market!

You will notice many of my designs are done in black and white. Again, maybe its the frugal teacher in me, but I love the versatility a black and white design gives you! Print on white cardstock for a classic look, any colored paper to match your scheme, or my favorite a brown craft paper that gives the handout a stamped look!

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2. Flowers | Annuals | Seeds:

Another favorite gift that I have loved to give, and especially receive is FLOWERS. Mother’s Day happens to be the guideline in Utah for planting annuals. Growing up our ward gave out annuals like geraniums, zinnias, chrysantheMUMs, (**See what I did there :D) Dahalias, and Ranunculuses!

I’m biased… but give me something to throw in my garden or in a pot to be enjoyed for the season. Even better the free printable gift tag and quote works perfectly for this type of gift as well!

If purchasing in bulk for a ward or congregation, consider reaching out to a local warehouse to see if they can give you bulk pricing, as well as arrange for a larger type of quantity to make sure the order can be met.

You could even do a packet of Forget Me Not Seeds, with a challenge for women to read the talk, “Forget Me Not,” by Dieter F. Uchtdorf. See the handout on option 3 that actually is a picture of this sweet flower. Instead of printing on magnet sheets, print on cardstock and attach!

***Consider allergies when handing out flowers. Best for the flowers to be kept outside and not brought indoors. Of course, not everyone loves flowers, consider having a table with a choice if not a flower, maybe a chocolate bar?

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3. Magnet

This was a cute handout that I created as a handout for a special Mother’s Day Lesson. The flowers on the magnet are Forget Me Nots. This is a really simple, really inexpensive way to show the women in your life you care. You can send this off to a copy shop to be printed on a thin sheet of printer magnet, or you can even purchase thin sheets of magnets that you can print on at home. I purchased our magnet sheets at Hobby Lobby, then dropped off at my favorite copy store to print the job.

Click here for an example of what printable Magnet Sheets are

After printing, you can cut these out with scissors. I wanted something simple that wasn’t exclusive to mother’s, that could be a daily reminder of the sanctity of women. This handout combines two of my favorite things, the talk, “Forget Me Not,” by Dieter F. Uchtdorf, and the words from the hymn, “As Sisters in Zion.”

The year we did this the handout, it was accompanied by a chocolate bar. My magnet still hangs on my fridge door.

***When it comes to Chocolate or any type of treat given as a gift like the bars that accompanied the magnets, always keep in mind allergies and members that may feel forgotten when food takes center stage. Be prepared and courteous of those with food allergies. Consider having something there to act as an appropriate option.

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4. Chapstick|Lip Balm

Again call me practical, but give me something I can use. A nice chapstick or lip balm is a perfect Mother’s Day gift, especially when you couple it with Elder Holland’s quote from the talk, “Because She is A Mother.”

“When you have come to the Lord in meekness and lowliness of heart and, as one mother said, ‘ . . . pounded on the doors of heaven to ask for, to plead for, to demand guidance and wisdom and help for this wondrous task,’ that door is thrown open to provide you the influence and the help of all eternity. Claim the promises of the Savior of the world. Ask for the healing balm of the Atonement for whatever may be troubling you or your children. Know that in faith things will be made right in spite of you, or more correctly, because of you.

You can’t possibly do this alone, but you do have help. The Master of Heaven and Earth is there to bless you—he who resolutely goes after the lost sheep, sweeps thoroughly to find the lost coin, waits everlastingly for the return of the prodigal son. Yours is the work of salvation, and therefore you will be magnified, compensated, made more than you are and better than you have ever been as you try to make honest effort, however feeble you may sometimes feel that to be.” — Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

I love this quote as it is a reminder of how challenging motherhood is. Womanhood was never meant to be skipping through the meadows. It was never meant to be done alone.

Like measuring spoons, depending on your budget, you can really find anything to fit within it when it comes to a Lip Balm or Chapstick. Consider buying EOS, Soft Lips, or Burts Bees when working within a budget. If you have more of a budget a quick trip to Target, Ulta, or Sephora will leave you lots of other High-Quality Balm options.

With the word BALM, you are also not limited to lotions or creams. I’ll be honest, I’ll take a chapstick over another Bath and Body Works Hand scented hand lotion… but I could stand alone here. I think my time as a teacher ruined me on this one!

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5. Time:

The gift that can cost nothing and mean everything. Time. Often this can be the gift that means the most. Consider a way to give the special women in your life the gift of time. Time to themselves, time to socialize with friends, time for them to do something they sacrifice in their quest to lift and help others.

If you are looking for a Mother’s Day Gift to give to an entire Ward or Church Congregation. Consider using the Men and youth in the ward to fill ALL the responsibilities of the women. Give the women a chance to congregate together and simply socialize and enjoy each other. Possibly arrange for a speaker that will inspire or speak to the concerns, struggles, and strengths of women. Stream a favorite Conference talk on Motherhood or the sanctity of Womanhood like:

Though not necessary, you could always provide a treat to be enjoyed. Again, treats are not at the top of my list. Again, I think my time as a teacher ruined me. There’s always someone or a group that will feel left out or forgotten, and on a day that brings up such strong emotions on Mother’s Day those feelings are best to be avoided or prepared for. ***So if doing food like a cheesecake bar, or cookies…etc please be aware of those with dairy, egg, nut, or gluten allergies, or other diseases that make these treats tough to be enjoyed.

6. Favorite Drink | Drink Gift Card

Consider perhaps a drink bar instead? Think Italian sodas… With many add-ins like fruits, sugar-free syrups, sprigs of mint, cute straws, and creams. I would think that most likely everyone would be able to create something they could enjoy. Consider other bases besides soda such as sparkling water, and lemonade. Plus you could have the men help serve, and create a Pinterest worthy set up with ease!

If you do a Drink Bar, consider downloading this FREE handout. I especially love this quote by President Spencer W. Kimball, that was actually given|read by his wife Camilla E. Kimball.

“No greater recognition can come to you in this world than to be known as a woman of God. No greater status can be conferred upon you than being a daughter of God who experiences true sisterhood, wifehood, and motherhood, or other tasks which influence lives for good. True, there are some temporary differences and some constraining circumstances. Some of you have lost your husbands through death, others through divorce. Some of you have not yet had the great privilege of marriage. But, on the scale of eternity, the missing of these blessings “shall be but a small moment” (see D&C 121:7). Others of the sisters are experiencing the anguish that often goes with aging. Still others of you now know the uncertainty of being young as you ponder your place in the eternal scheme of things. But real as these challenges are, all of you need to drink in deeply the gospel truths about the eternal nature of your individual identity and the uniqueness of your personality. You need, more and more, to feel the perfect love which our Father in Heaven has for you and to sense the value he places upon you as an individual.”

-President Spencer W. Kimball

Whether you do a drink bar, simply handout a favorite Drink, or even a favorite Drink spot Gift card, attach this Free Mother’s Day Handout to complete the thought behind the gift!

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Final Thoughts:

Often times, Mother’s Day is filled with a lot of hard feelings. Many times the focus is on how perfect a mother is and how the only form of a mother comes from one that has had children. My plea is that this is kept in mind. Let this be a day of celebrating women and their unique and powerful voice, their ability, and force to influence and lift, as well as nurture and love.

If you do an activity or use one of the printables, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take pictures and tag me! Post to the Facebook group, or tag @livingonlemonlane on Instagram! Don’t forget to pin these images to your Pinterest. This is a SMALL and SIMPLE way to support the efforts of Living on Lemon Lane and sharing these ideas with your friends and family.

“Hope is not knowledge, but rather the abiding trust that the Lord will fulfill His promise to us. It is confidence that if we live according to God’s laws and the words of His prophets now, we will receive desired blessings in the future. It is believing and expecting that our prayers will be answered. It is manifest in confidence, optimism, enthusiasm, and patient perseverance.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf ...

#givethanks 1:7
I've contemplated today what I would share and though I have SO much to be grateful for... There was no, ”aha!” ”that’s it!” moment!
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As I opened my photos to find a pretty picture to share I found a stream of these images from this morning that made me smile. It's not the picture perfect post, but it's our reality.
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Our reality is made up of a messy house, (that was cleaned today by the best daddy despite working full time from home.
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Our reality is made up of a boy that drags Alexa around from room to room to listen to his music like Chris Stapleton, or Jon Pardi way too loud.
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Our reality is made up of kids having more screentime than they should /taking pictures on mom's phone, left to fend for themselves or run to nana’s house.
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Our reality is a big sister giving her 8week old baby sister her brother’s medicine/ call to poison control...
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Our reality is an exhausted momma, wearing spit up as perfume, in an inside out nightgown, with who knows how long it's been since a brush has been in her hair, hair.
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Our reality is messy, and in the moment I'm not often thinking of how grateful I am for the mess.
But looking at this picture while the kids are sleeping sound... it’s like looking at things through a different lens.
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I'm grateful for the mess.
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Sometimes I wonder, how did the Jaredites do it?

How did they have the faith and courage to step in those barges with everyone they loved, leaving behind their home, stability, and any semblance of control.

No steering wheel to steer. No sail to direct. No windows to see. No air source in the depths. No idea where they were going. No idea how long it would take. No idea if they had enough food.

No game plan but prayer.

Can you imagine those moments where they were running out of oxygen in the depths of the sea, praying fervently that the Lord would lift them in time? Because I’m sure they were imagining it as they stepped into that barge.

How did they do it?
The answer, I believe, is that God had prepared them.

Ether 2:6 says of their journey, “And it came to pass that they did travel in the wilderness, and did build barges, in which they did cross many waters, being directed continually by the hand of the Lord.”
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They had done this before. They had been in the barges. They had crossed over many waters, and had felt God direct them continually.

They knew God was with them. So, when their greatest challenge came, they were prepared.

How has God prepared you for your challenges today? What smaller waters have you already crossed to prepare you for the ocean you are now in?

Or, what smaller waters are you crossing right now to prepare you for the oceans ahead?

Remember, “God has already prepared the way. He is just preparing you.” (Tangie Ambrose).

Art by @yongsungkimart
Thanks to my friend, Becky Rowley, for the conversation that inspired this post ❤️
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Have you ever lost something, looked EVERYWHERE, all the while telling yourself “You don’t need to pray,” “YOU can find it,” ” We’re not to that point yet…” Only to get to the point of offering a desperate prayer, to find the thing you were searching for moments later, likely in a place you had already looked. This has happened to me more times than I care to admit. From my wedding ring to my only set of car keys. As I reflect on those little miracles or moments of God showing me His hand, I think those moments carry more weight because I left myself to my own devices for so long. I knew when I sheepishly found them after praying that the finding was outside of my own capabilities. Again I think this was an example of my own veil of disbelief.

According to President Harold B. Lee (1899–1973), the Lord’s question was similar to saying the following:

“‘Well, have you any good ideas? What would you suggest that we should do in order to have light?’ …

“Then the Lord went away and left him alone. It was as though the Lord were saying to him, ‘Look, I gave you a mind to think with, and I gave you agency to use it. Now you do all you can to help yourself with this problem; and then, after you’ve done all you can, I’ll step in to help you.’”
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“Sometimes the only thing separating us from the blessings we seek is our own “veil of unbelief,” and if we can “rend that veil” (Ether 4:15), we may be surprised by what the Lord is willing to do for us.”
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This excerpt from Come Follow Me this week really struck me. As I thought about what it meant, I realized that too often I had fallen victim to my own disbelief sometimes in the simplest ways and moments. I think in part it’s how my “natural” mind works. I’m quite an anxious person and my mind always puts things in worst-case scenario, that way when best-case or mildly-acceptable case come along I feel prepared and even happy with the outcome. I think it’s a survival mechanism. Whatever it is, it’s the default setting for my brain.
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An instance that sticks out to me happened about a year ago. A dear friend of our family was going through cancer treatments for a cancer that he had beat once already. Things looked pretty bleak. My family had helped to organize a fundraiser that I was quite involved with. I did everything within my power to make things ok. Notice I did everything within MY power.
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My husband and I were headed to the temple to do sealings with some of his old mission companions and mission president. As we drove to the temple I broke down filled with dread and hopelessness as our friend’s battle with cancer seemed to take another drive.
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This brought the question… What’s the point? What’s the point in praying, if God already knows the outcome. Because God knows the outcome and it’s ultimately His will why even pray….. (read the rest on this week’s Come Follow Me Blog Post)
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Comment below your thoughts, I’d love to hear what you think💛
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Fun Object Lesson for #comefollowme this week:
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Mormon and Moroni had faith that their actions, work, and sacrifice would bring about beauty for tomorrow.

What are you doing today? What seeds are you planting, or in my case SHOULD be planting? What is something you can do today that will bring about a more beautiful tomorrow?

If you are looking for a way to solidify this idea, it just so happens to be the perfect time to plant bulbs. Tulips and daffodils are one of my absolute FAVORITES.

If you’ve never planted bulbs before here are a few tips:

🌷Plant in a spot where it will receive full sun, or afternoon sun.
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🌷Tulips prefer well-drained soil.
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🌷Planting before a freeze is optimal, however, you will still have great chances with planting your bulbs in the winter. Tulips are surprisingly hardy.
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🌷The larger the bulb, the deeper it will need to be planted. Larger bulbs need to be planted around 6-8inches deep.
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🌷When you plant the bulbs the pointy side needs to be pointed up.
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🌷Leave them to their own devices and have faith that March will be made more beautiful because of your efforts!
I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this! Make sure to comment below.

As you plant, consider making a commitment to the figurative seeds you can plant and care for each day. Come March, when your tulips bloom, reflect on your actions and document the beauty that came because of your actions.
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“To gain unshakable faith in Jesus Christ is to flood your life with brilliant light. You are no longer alone to struggle with challenges you know you cannot resolve or control yourself, for He said, ‘If ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me’ (Moroni 7:33; italics added). – Richard G. Scott ...

You may not know this about me, but I love gardening, especially flower gardens. I’m no good at it, and again my good intentions outdo any action on my part, leaving an often neglected and overgrown sight, however, I still love it and love learning, reading, and experimenting with different blooms.

One of my favorite ideas/thought process about gardening is the idea of planting seeds is a demonstration of faith. The ACTION of planting the seeds and caring for them demonstrates your belief or hope in the beauty that may come tomorrow.

As I read the heading form Come Follow Me this week, I was immediately reminded of this idea.

“Mormon and Moroni had faith that their record would inspire those living in the latter days. As you read Mormon 7–9, write the impressions that come to you about how you can apply what you are learning. “

Mormon and Moroni had faith that their actions, work, and sacrifice would bring about beauty for tomorrow.

What are you doing today? What seeds are you planting, or in my case SHOULD be planting? What is something you can do today that will bring about a more beautiful tomorrow?
📷: @spellandtell
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This fun download can be completed digitally by typing into one of the 30 squares each day for the month of November, or print out the page and write in one of the spaces each day.
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“I heard in my mind—not in my own voice—these words: “I’m not giving you these experiences for yourself. Write them down.” […] I wrote down a few lines every day for years. I never missed a day no matter how tired I was or how early I would have to start the next day. Before I would write, I would ponder this question: “Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch us or our children or our family today?”

-Henry B. Eyring
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New post with FREE Printable for #comefollowme this week! It’s all about making the effort o see the Lord’s hand in our lives every day. Download the November Gratitude Challenge and be ready to start come November 1st💛
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“Grace is different from the Atonement. It is not Christ’s suffering, death, and Resurrection. Instead, grace is the power that flows from those sacred moments...”
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“Grace is different from the Atonement. It is not Christ’s suffering, death, and Resurrection. Instead, grace is the power that flows from those sacred moments.
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“The Bible Dictionary states, "Grace is an enabling power.”
-Brad Wilcox, His Grace is Sufficient
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Gracelyn Jo
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“Grace is different from the Atonement. It is not Christ’s suffering, death, and Resurrection. Instead, grace is the power that flows from those sacred moments...”
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“Grace is different from the Atonement. It is not Christ’s suffering, death, and Resurrection. Instead, grace is the power that flows from those sacred moments.
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“The Bible Dictionary states, "Grace is an enabling power.”
-Brad Wilcox, His Grace is Sufficient
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Gracelyn Jo
(See Full Picture in Profile)

“Grace is different from the Atonement. It is not Christ’s suffering, death, and Resurrection. Instead, grace is the power that flows from those sacred moments...”
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“Grace is different from the Atonement. It is not Christ’s suffering, death, and Resurrection. Instead, grace is the power that flows from those sacred moments.
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“The Bible Dictionary states, "Grace is an enabling power.”
-Brad Wilcox, His Grace is Sufficient
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Had to share Emily’s post and this piece titled “The Refiner’s Fire”

@emilyshayart 2020 has been a YEAR.
Personally, it tops the charts.
My family has been drastically and painfully altered, bringing overwhelming heartache.

And yet, considering a piece of rough ore- a rock encased with minerals which naturally contains impurities. With those impurities, it also carries within it precious metals such as silver and gold. For the refiner to create something out of that piece of ore, he needs to begin the refining process by breaking the ore with a heavy hammer. The ore then must be exposed to the refiner’s fire, with temperatures as high as 900-1000 degrees Celsius, in order to burn away the impurities and reveal the precious metal inside.
God refines us by allowing us to go through painful trials and difficulties. One might think, “What is the purpose of letting Their children suffer if They truly love us?” Is it possible- one way to look at this allegory is to help us understand the purpose beyond our pain- to expose and purify the greatness within?
Could there be a gold and silver lining to the trials we are experiencing? By clinging to hope, persevering in faith and trusting in the Master Refiner’s perfect plan, we are refined in the fire.

In this painting there are a few things I’d like to point out:
⁃ with the support of Jesus Christ and heaven raining down tender mercy to keep her from burning, she is safe, cool and unconsumed.
⁃ by accepting such love and support, this brings new growth – beautiful fiery growth.
⁃ Christ’s halo is made of all colors of the flame, as he takes on every and all impurities.

“I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say ‘The Lord is our God.’” Zech. 13:9

“Adversity should not be viewed as either disfavor from the Lord or a withdrawal of his blessings. Opposition in all things is part of the Refiner’s Fire to prepare us for an eternal celestial destiny.” -Quintin L. Cook

“God would not put you through a refiner’s fire if you were not worth refining.” -Brad Wilcox
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We’re BACK! Thank you so much for your kindness and patience as we took a brief pause to prepare for and welcome our sweetest new addition. THANK you to so many of you who reached out and checked in on us, to know that you have looked forward to and used these posts and even missed them...made me eager to return. ...

Excerpt from a personal post 💛 Thank you all for your patience as we welcome the newest member of our little family🍓
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2020 the Year of the Poppies
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“... You may not know this about me, but I love gardening, especially flower gardens. I'm no good at it, and again my good intentions out do any action on my part, leaving an often neglected and overgrown sight, however, I still love it and love learning, reading, and experimenting with different blooms. One of my favorite flowers is a poppy. I think there is so much to be said about and learned from these flowers. From the alien-like tubers you plant, to the fury foliage it produces, one would NEVER think that something so weed-like could ever produce such a gorgeous sight... And then... It does. Is that not life? Is that not 2020? This year has been hard for everyone, especially for some that I love the most, and yet despite everything, there has been beauty.

I truly believe that some of life’s most beautiful moments are produced after the hard or ugly. Is that not the Gospel and Hope found in Christ? Through His Grace the hard and ugly things we go through can actually be the source of something really beautiful, something better than we could have imagined, even a better version of ourself? 2020 has been hard, it’s still hard. But because of that hardness I’ve seen growth and light and beauty that I never would have expected. From repaired and renewed relationships, to a new focus on family and what’s really important, to things working out when they shouldn’t, to a beautiful new addition to our family... The increase is through Him. I think for me 2020 will always be the year of the poppies.
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