If you look at the ground you’ll notice lots of little white “specks.” These are white petals that used to be on the green trees. It was February when we walked through this house for the first time. Everything was “dead” out back. I had no idea the surprise April held until we moved in. Our backyard looks nothing like February now. I cannot wait to see October. But it is almost May and I wake up to this. The white petals are gone. I have noticed them starting to wilt over the past couple of days but figured it was due to the heavy rains. I kept squishing the feeling that ALL of the petals would fall off. I had hoped that these trees, unlike the cherry blossoms out front, would maintain their beauty throughout the summer. But no, I guess they won’t.
Everything around me is new. I have never lived here before so I do not know what will happen next. To be honest, I want to rush outside with the random bottle of Elmers glue I just unpacked and reattach the white petals back onto the tree. But God created the white petals to be temporary. The beauty of April was only meant to last for a brief time. I need to let the white go. I may have to wait one whole year before I see the white again. I also need to put the Elmers glue bottle into its new drawer and leave it be.