I want to share with you an excerpt from the poem A Budding Flower, from the book “Love Notes For The Journey”, by Jackie Compton.
“You are the budding flower, my friend.
You have emerged from the cold and dark
and have planted your roots in God’s Nourishment.
Then you started to grow spiritually,
facing each challenge that came upon your path.
And now your pedals are opening
and you can feel God’s warmth pressing upon you
in your dedication ...