It was lovely to spend some time today with my Dad’s side of the family.
Life is busy, and honestly, we see people most when they call us to something… and vice versa, when we call them to something.
You know how it goes… the weekend comes, you want to relax, but you also want to do some odd jobs, and housework, and groceries. And unless someone has said “hey, come to my house,” or “you’re invited to -” it’s usually quite hard trying to match your schedule to someone else’s. It takes repeated effort, and it’s often weeks and weeks, if you’re lucky, before you actually get to see each other.
I’m fortunate that both sides of the family tend to do stuff for catch-ups, and so even though there is sometimes months between, it is never YEARS. I mean, if you’re not gonna catch up for a special day like a birthday, when the hell are you gonna catch up?
And that was the case today with my aunty’s birthday. She called us out for lunch, and so we went, ate, took photos, and had a pleasant day.
And I captured this flower in her front yard, and it was not only gorgeous, but smelt amazing too.
It really made me think… relationships are much like roses. Sure, roses are hardy, and will spring up (pardon the pun) every year. But they may become overrun with pests, or have dark spots all over their leaves, petals sagging, looking very sad looking.
But when you give them real attention, like watering them consistently, applying healthy soil, and providing nutrient food, only then will you see them start to bloom.
The same goes for the relationships in our lives.
Pay attention to them, give them time… and watch them grow. 💖🌹