I picture spring. And Easter. Warm weather and flowers. And pretty skirts.
I picture summer. And the pool. The lake. The beach. The heat. The long days, and the freedom.
I picture fall. School starting. Cooler weather. Colorful leaves. Halloween and Thanksgiving.
I picture winter. Christmas, and all that comes with it. New Year’s Resolutions. Valentine’s Day.
And after Valentine’s Day, my mental pictures end until spring.
I don’t picture the end of February.
That means I am currently living in un-pictured days.
Days with no expectations, no anticipation, no mental images of what they will be like.
That means I didn’t picture the blessed warmer weather this year.
I didn’t picture the large elephant sauntering past me, in all his rough, saggy glory, at the zoo the other day.
I didn’t picture sitting out on the glider in the warm sunshine, chatting with a dear friend from home about what God has been showing us during Lent.
I didn’t picture enjoying a fabulous story time at the downtown library with my favorite little girl in the world.
There have been so many unanticipated blessings, unforeseen gifts, un-looked for moments of happiness.
And they are nothing like I pictured.
Because I didn’t picture them at all.
Do you have any un-pictured blessings to share?