Friday, July 18, 2014

Five MInute Friday--Bloom

Joining Lisa Jo and her 'Flash Mob' of bloggers.  Writing from a prompt for 5 Minutes with no editing, spell check, backtracking, worrying. 

Today's prompt: Bloom


I rarely add pics to my 5 Minute Friday post but I  had to this time!  This quilt I called Bloom.
I made it for my daughter and gave it to her during the time she was filing for divorce. 
Of course it was a joy to make for her.   She was going through a really difficult time. 
I knew God had a plan for her and our grandson but when your in the middle of times like that it's just hard to see through to the other side and the good and wonderful things God has for you. 
Bloom where your planted is common saying.  We've all heard it.  And it is such an encouraging
idea.  Sometimes it is difficult to feel like you can Bloom when your in a bad or sad situation. 
Our daughter could have very easily 'given up' hope.  But she didn't she persevered and trusted God. 
She worked hard to be the best mother she could be.  Indeed she Bloomed in so many ways.
I told her last week that I am prouder of her than she knows. 
The last 4 years have been hard.  Very hard.  For a Christian it was difficult for her to even consider divorce.  Just as a person she didn't want to have that title.  But, God gave her the strength to take that step. 
God provided amazing opportunities for her.  A place to live.  An awesome job doing exactly what she wants to do.  She is definitely Blooming! 

And now after over 4 years of drama, stress and fear she is finally able to relax and Bloom where God has planted her. 
Click Here to read one of my recent posts about the struggles and challenges and Praises.
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Lani - the flowerlady said...

What an encouraging post!! So good to hear that good is triumphing once again! I LOVE your quilt. I am an avid quilter (going to go work on one as soon as I finish up here)! Stopping by from FMF

Linda Stoll said...

Christmas? Oh MY!


Jenny said...

That is encouraging to hear. I, too, am going through a divorce and am living with my husband until the papers are approved by the Judge. It has been 3 weeks now since we submitted them. Very hard. I am a Christian, also. Not an easy alternative but a real option. I really care for him.

I do love your quilt and I know she feels your love in it. Thanks for sharing and opening your heart. xo Jenny

bj said...

Bloom where you are planted is, by far, one of my favorite sayings.
So glad all is better for your sweet girl.

Heather said...

Ooh I have always wanted to learn to quilt & yours is beautiful! I love the bright colors. Glad to hear your daughter is doing well!

~Karrilee~ from Abiding Love, Abounding Grace said...

What a lovely gift... something tangible that she can wrap herself up in love with! Beautiful!