“So Spring must dawn again with warmth and bloom,
In this world, or in the world to come:
Sing, voice of Spring,
Till I too blossom and rejoice and sing.”
From “The First Spring Day” by Christina Rossetti
Well, I was going to make this a sort of Wordless Wednesday post, but I think I really need to tell the story behind the photo above. Benjamin and I were walking up the driveway when he started laughing. He then said, “Thank you, Mommy.”
“For what?” I said, puzzled.
I noticed then that he was looking down. Following his gaze, I saw it: a smiley-face anthill!
Now, I can well understand why he might have thought I did it, as I have certainly been a party in the past to a number of, shall we say…whimsical alterations. I love nothing better than to make people laugh and will go to great lengths to amuse those I love, especially my children. But I love my ant friends and would never stoop to defacing their lovely and careful construction for a laugh.
Benjamin and I were both amused and amazed, as neither of us has seen anything like it. I, in fact, spent hours as a child watching ants—I have always been fascinated by them—-and I can say that a smiley-face anthill is a definite anomaly (or should I say ant-nomaly?). The funniest thing is that, to me, the little smiley face looks like he’s winking.
We’ll probably never know how it happened, but we like to think that it was Divine Humor at work again. No one knows better than God how much we need a laugh these days and just how much we need to know HE is aware of our need. Indeed, God does work in mysterious ways His wonders to perform, and He can certainly use anyone and anything to carry out those daily miracles—-even tiny and seemingly insignificant ants.