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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Storytime ~ The Ending

"The sun rose slowly, as if it wasn't sure it was worth the effort. Morning is wonderful. The only drawback is it comes at such an inconvenient time of day. Well, at least it's a new day with no mistakes in it yet. So she slowly stood up because you're never fully awake till you stand up."

 
She was glad it was morning; nights weren't always easy. She slipped on her shoes and went out in the cool morning air looking for a little beauty. It seemed forever since she had seen anything but brown, dried, and withering plants. Some days her soul felt as withered. As she searched near the edge of the woods she gasped. There, there was beauty...tiny purple blossoms. She wondered how they had survived the drought. Her own flowers had withered even though she lovingly watered them. How then, could this beautiful wildflower survive? It had received no water; no special care, but yet it lived...it bloomed! She reached out and gently touched it with love. It's beauty touched her deep inside! She smiled. As she walked away, she knew she also could survive and flourish no matter what life brought her. She knew she was strong and unlike the wildflower, she knew she had many who loved and cared for her.
 
This story is dedicated to my sister. Life has dealt her some strong blows, yet she has not broken. She blooms! She shines! She is the strongest woman I know! I love you, Sis!!

 
Focusing on Life
My story is linked to Focusing On Life.
We were given the beginning paragraph of this story and were asked to find a photo that would tell the ending. You can read my post about it here. Today, we're all linking our stories that go with our photo.  I really enjoyed doing this!  It was something new and creative!

9 comments:

  1. what a great story, would like to read more! I agree this was fun!

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  2. The story was great. Thank you sis, you made me cry. Loved the shot of the wild flower.

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  3. Wonderful story, and prayers to your sister.

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  4. Love the ending to your story, Cathy! So funny how we have an idea in our heads and when we start to write, something else comes out. I've had that experience with some of my posts for FOL. I guess it's the story that needs to be told. So glad you found that bit of beauty to cheer you.

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  5. What a sweet story, Cathy, and how lovely to have dedicated it to your sister and how she too blooms and shines like that beautiful wild flower!

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  6. What a beautiful story and lovely tribute to your sister. Your words give this image such emotional resonance.

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  7. Cathy, this is such a lovely ending! I got tears in my eyes! Thank you for playing along! I'm glad you had fun. Maybe we can do it again.

    xo,
    Linda

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  8. so lovely cathy. and how beautiful to dedicate it to your sister. something i think we can all identify with from time to time.

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  9. So touching, Cathy ... And such a wonderful tribute to your sister.

    :-D

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