I was recently in the car with my husband and I started thinking about certain events, foods, and flowers that I enjoy throughout the year. For instance, it's peony season!!! I love this season and I went a few days ago to check and see if they were available at my local florist shop and I was able to get a few bouquets!
I told my husband about a vintage Martha Stewart video that I have about weddings and how the florist in that video was talking about how he loves to WAIT for certain seasons to come for certain flowers. He said, "I don't want lilac when it's not in season, nor do I want roses. I love waiting for those seasons to come around so that I can enjoy those flowers in their proper season". Now this DVD was from 2006 so I was about 23 years old.
My peonies at home
I recall thinking, "No, I don't want to wait!" I want these flowers now! I want blueberries now, I want grapes now!
So now that 13 years have passed and I am a little older I can now appreciate why that florist said that and why it's a wonderful thing to wait for things until it's their season. For instance, I used to buy blueberries all the time and when it's not their season those things tasted awful! So I would waste money! Same thing with certain flowers. They would die and I would be so mad!
My sitting room full of my faux arrangments
So now I have learned and realized that everything is beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11, he has made everything beautiful in its time.....
Last year's peonies
Each year I calendar in advance what events I want to attend, when is the best time to buy this or that and I enjoy doing this. Blueberries taste blissful this time (April to late September). Peonies are from now until June. Grapes are good from now until October but the peak is September. Lilies are beautiful in late summer.
During the summer I look forward to the Lunch Break at the Symphony. I have already purchased my ticket for the first show which is music from Romeo and Juliet. This is a wonderful time for me to enjoy the symphony. I grab a salad on my way there and sit in the audience and eat my lunch while listening to the orchestra. It's fantastic and only in June each year!
My desk last year
I started growing peonies in 2017 and I believe I will have my first blooms in a few days! I still volunteer at Dress for Success and love doing the personal shopping during the summer because of all of the beautiful new donations we will have.
So everything is beautiful in its time and I am learning that slowly. You don't have to have it all now. Honestly, I am still furniture shopping for a new dining room table and chairs. But I don't want to settle and I know when it's time it will be there in the store waiting for me.
He (God) has made EVERYTHING beautiful in its time. The blueberries, strawberries, peonies, the symphony, lilies, the weather, everything about life. And I want HIS time. That's all I want. Enjoy your Wednesday!
(photos via Mrs. Shockley & Pinterest)