A Rose in Bloom.

After a long week of feeling exhausted, and used up, I confided in my good friend Roxanne. I told her how I was feeling useless at my job, and just unnoticed. Funny thing is, of all the things she told me—she said, “Honey, you are sweet—if a rose didn’t have its sweetness, what would it be?”

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

~Shakespeare

Grayce’s Memorial is long gone, but I kept the flowers I used around my apartment. I picked a beautiful flower called ‘Movie Star’ that was one of Grayce’s favorite colors, it seemed to honor her, and embody her because—she loved to wear that salmon pink color.

Even though I have been periodically cleaning up around the house and dumping the dead flowers, and it wasn’t until today that I noticed one flower remaining. It is as if it hasn’t aged a day, and the water in the tiny bud vase is clear as ever. I have never replaced the water. The other vases were green, and murky like an old fish tank. The other roses wilted and died straight away.

I find peace in the fact that one rose is still blooming.

Sometimes I think we have to choose to BLOOM.


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Published in: on January 28, 2010 at 8:44 am  Comments (5)  

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5 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. God always speaks to us in unique and wonderful ways.

  2. Thank you for sharing your blog with me! I love it =) Miss you

  3. what a beautiful expression of love. i think of the little ‘acceptance with joy’ flower found along Much Afraid’s journey… thank you for sharing your heart, dear.

  4. I knew there was this wonderful message to be shared with others when you sent me that rose photo last night….GOD is so awesome…we can always see His miracles when we keep our eyes and ears open to His Love…! Bless you in your daily ministry with your dear ones at your work! Thank you for sharing your heart with this blog!

  5. God has you in just the right place. You are a blessing, no doubt about it.


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