Consider the Lilies
My little peanut, my sweetheart, what have I done
to bring you into this crazy world?
I trust that the sun will go on rising,
that the crocuses will break through the cold, hard soil again,
spring after spring,
but what do I know?
I consider the lilies
growing with the wild grass
along the side of the road.
They, too, take each day as it comes.
When the rain falls, they drink up the rain.
When the sun shines, they turn their faces to the sun.
So often as parents, we don’t really know what we’re doing. To what do you turn to restore your trust in yourself, as well as in your family’s place in this crazy world?
This poem was previously published in a post at The Variegated Life.
Photo Credit: Mandy_Jensen