My first feeble attempts ... opening of a rose, opening of oneself
I learned of the gift before the day ever arrived. Panic crept in my heart. Fear has a way of choking love right out of a moment. I asked, begged, pleaded, for him to return to the store. Return his lavish gift of love. Deep down, I felt unworthy.
A rose on the bud, refusing to blossom.
Tears came. He held me and held strong amidst the torrent of my emotions. Straight into my eyes, I saw his desire to give his best and feed my dreams.
A rose in need of rain, to wash away the mundane, the dirt clinging to the beauty within.
I turned away. Took my case to a higher authority, my Abba. He knows the foolishness of such a wasted expense. He would understand, turn my loves heart back down the right path of wisdom and frugality. He would change the decision. He decided instead to change me.
A rose who preferred the thorns to the beauty all around.
The sweet gentle whisper of His Word. The same words I bathe in daily, soaking in deep.
"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies." - Proverbs 31:1
A rose whose soil had been sown with the nutrients, soaking in deep and impacting the bloom.
I closed my mouth. Surrendered the fight. When the day arrived, I opened the package. I had not known the contents, only the monetary value. The tears came, accepting the love and joy that came with the gift. A gift to a wife of value. A gift to spur her need to create and capture the every day.
A rose captured with my gift.