Magnolias are one of my FAVORITE flowers.
Have you ever smelled one? It's as fragrant as it is beautiful. My favorites are the white ones - they reflect simplicity and purity and are absolutely lovely to look at.
Traditionally, magnolias have represented dignity, nobility, femininity, and beauty. But perhaps one of the most significant and unique facts about magnolias is that they primarily grow on trees. Thinking about this small fact, I had a little epiphany:
Most of the flowers we think of bloom directly from the soil, right? Yet magnolias bloom on trees. I'm no mathematician, nor I am I a botanist, but it seems like the growth process for a magnolia is a LOT longer than the average blooming process for other flowers. Mainly because the tree has to grow its roots before the magnolias can bloom. Annnnnd the deeper the roots, the taller the tree. #AmIRite
I am learning that the same is true of life. Especially mine. There are certain areas that may just take a little bit longer because I need some good, old, solid roots. I need some foundation that is built to last and to weather life's changing seasons. Maybe there's an area of your life that's like that too. The roots must first lead, before the flowers go forth and bloom. And, trust me, they always bloom.
My sweet friend Jasmine captured some beautiful photos of me that remind me of magnolias: simple and feminine.
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