Last summer my 12 yr. old saw a bleeding heart plant and begged me to buy it for her. She promised she'd take care of it. I bought it. She showered the plant with love and pride...even named it Sophie.
Fast forward this year - April - I stuck a large basket out back. In May my dgt. asked about Sophie..."Isn't she one of the flowers that comes back every year?"
I thought so but there was no sign of her.
My dgt looked out the window and cried......'Maaaaa!'
We ran outside. I lifted the basked. There was Sophie squished into the ground.
"Ma, you killed her."
"Don't panic....maybe she'll come back."
My dgt raised her eyebrows at me but we watered. I prayed. Guess what? Sophie's back....taller and stronger than ever.
She reminds me of us. No matter what life throws...Still like air we rise! This week I'm thankful for.....
-Teens.....my oldest was presented with a humanitarian award. There were other teens also given the award....teens who are making a difference....going the extra mile...living kind. Awesome to see.
-The resilience of people - somehow they survive horrible things: trauma...cancer...hurricanes...and they don't just survive, but somehow rebuild their lives.
-Flowers - They're everything in brilliant colours and smells that take my breath away. I love them!!!!
-Spring - it shouts life....no matter how dark or long or cold the winter....it always comes back and has the same effect - people everywhere smiling....happy...free.
-And mostly Him. He's the reason...the anchor that gives me hope and courage and moxey. I don't know how He does it but b/c of Him...I will always say.....'Still I rise.'