‘Bloom where you are planted,’ they say.
But what if you don’t?
What if I watch you and all I see just makes me sad?
What if you have just shriveled instead; refusing to bloom because the flavour of the dirt here isn't quite to your taste?
They also say that it takes both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow.
My heart has been so heavy with the rain. It hangs over you when you walk in the door. Sometimes I think I will go crazy with that cloud of gloom you cling to.
Though it’s not my cloud, it still obscures the light at times. Gives me a cloud of my own to carry.
But He has been showing me that I need to lay aside the burdens I feel for you and somehow sparkle in the dark shadows. To show you something that shimmers instead of watching me battle my sad.
Because if there’s to be any blooming, you’ll need rain-
Now, your turn…