When my children hop in the car they are greeted with “Buckle up Buttercup”

That was ringing in my head as the old button bin spilled out with several different types of buckles for creating art and listing in the Etsy shop


The mother of pearl glistened with a beautiful purity and I paused

The rusty metal on the miniature clips only enhanced their beauty and my mind wandered to how we can be made beautiful with our scars and hard roads


Today two young children in our community lost their mother to a long hard-fought battle with cancer and my heart cries out with questions

The reply I hear in God’s whisper is strap in for the ride

He is in the drivers seat and knows the joys and tears and fears and dangers in the roads ahead

 Buckle up Buttercup