I watered and tended my violets this morning (I have around 40 or so), and noticed how they are strong and thriving. Many times over the past year+ I have mentioned I guess my violets would die because I just lost interest in them and didn't water them until they were hanging over the edge of the pots.
You see, I have been through a lot and have not been what I would call normal for quite a while. I had a tragic loss of my baby grandaughter to cancer which sent our family reeling and trying to once again find our firm footing. Only just recently did I start to get back to semi-normal and watered and tended them weekly as they require.
Even through all that time of suffering, apparently they were growing stronger roots so that they could come back better than ever, because they are blooming and standing tall again today. Through faith and calling on strength that only God can give, we can go through periods of stress or illness in our lives and come out blooming with life in our bodies again. Through nourishing my mind with God's word and promises, I found that I was growing deeper roots so that I could come back to life and start to see the joy in living again and let my light shine again.
Thank you, God, for each new day and all the opportunities to live. Grief has taken its toll on my heart, but it has made me see the world and people through new eyes.
Thank you for sharing your story of your faith in adversity. Trials come in many forms, and your violet story reminds me that even when it hurts, if the roots are strong, you will bloom again.
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