a Mother's Day hike

After church on Sunday, we stopped at Green Lane Park for a hike. We weren't even out of the parking lot, and this kid was finding puddles.

Buttercups galore meant lots of pausing for flower picking.

We rounded a corner and came upon a deer.

We braked for lunch and a photo.

I love wandering fields and forests with these people, but the difficulty of Mother's Day for so many is always heavy for me. Childless mothers and motherless children are heavy on my heart on Mother's Day more than other days. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. He rejoices over you with singing. Your are loved.