Monday, May 24, 2010

Blooms, Angels, & God

It snowed today in Utah! That's Utah for ya!! Last weekend I took these pictures in my garden. My lilac I planted about 8 years finally bloomed this year. For me it is symbolizing this year for me that I'm in bloom being my authentic self. Starting my new shop is me. I've put my creations out there. I'm not trying to be like someone else. Not pleasing anyone but the creator in me. You know what, people that come in are liking what they see. Even buying what they see. It's taken many years just to be me. Oh there have been glimpses of me being authentic but being in my forties it is different. I'm setting myself free. The blooms smell so sweet and so does my life.
The pictures of the bleeding hearts I will always adore. I remember being a child and waiting for them to bloom. It's an amazing flower. How does God create our lives in a flower? He is the master. The blooms on this flower are bittersweet for me this year. There are somethings in my life that are breaking my heart. None that I wish to share here, but I also find strength in this flower. It means that my heart can break open but still remain intact.
This sweet little garden angel I found at a garage sale in a couple pieces. I just couldn't leave her in a pile. I paid a couple dollars for her. She was glued back together. You can see in spots where she is oozing glue from her cracks. She sits on my deck where we eat in the spring and summer and she stayed all winter long out there in the cold. You see I can see her from my kitchen window and I need a reminder that you can be tattered but still has value.
Boy, who knew a flower could invoke such thoughts. I think it has something to do with God, sometimes He talks to me through His creations.......How does he talk to you?

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful post. I can relate to so much of what you said. My business isn't at all successful, but I am so happy doing it (and believing in "someday")-- I, too, feel like I'm finally me. I believe that God's given me my passion and I'm just following His lead. He talks to me in many ways all throughout the day (usually unexpectedly).
    I hope things are going well with your venture, life's a journey.