One Word Prompt ~ Five Minutes of Writing ~ No Editing
Today's Prompt: BLOOM
I have this little plant stake that has the saying “Bloom Where You’re Planted”. I never thought much about it until this past year. It always seemed like a quaint little trinket with a double meaning. Then the totally unexpected happened.
My husband had a major job change that left us living out of a suitcase and a hotel for the past year. It isn’t easy to make friends when you are only in a location for a month at the most. How do you even go about trying to find your niche let alone bloom in it?
Somewhere around month two it finally dawned on me that perhaps this was a season in my life that was meant for me to draw closer to my husband and to my Savior. Once I settled into that thought I really did begin to bloom.
I’m sure some of the hotel staff probably wondered what was going on in my room with the loud praise music and the wacky woman talking out loud to herself. (I tend to talk aloud to the Lord when it is just He and I in the room.) When my husband would come home to the hotel we would spend time together at the pool or just in the room talking about things that we just never had time to before.
The seemingly impossible began to happen. I began to bloom! Not only did I bloom but I would even hazard to say that I blossomed. I not only reconnected with my husband and Jesus but I remembered who I was. Beyond being a wife, mother and grandmother, I’m an artist, a lover of the written word, and a total Coca-Cola addict! (Hey, a girl has to have some vices to survive the wash, rinse and repeat life of living in a hotel.)
Now it’s your turn . . . where are you blooming at in your life right now?
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