Bloom Where You’re Planted Giveaway
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As many of you know, moving to Hawaii was hard. Now moving back to Michigan is hard. Military is hard. Life is just in general full of unexpected things that shake all of us and beg the question, will you thrive or just survive?
In this temporary home here on the islands, one of my refrains quickly became that I was going to plant roots, even if I needed to dig them up again when the Marine Corps gave us new orders. Planting has been a theme here. Our little kitchen has a spot for a window garden and I had grand visions of a thriving little corner of beauty and nourishment. I have now killed several varieties of herbs and flowers but have managed to keep a pot of succulents alive. Just one pot, the other three have died. But I keep trying.
Friendships here have a funny way of cycling through. Between deployments and change of duty stations, I’ve had to regroup about three times in the short years I’ve lived here. Yet, digging deep and opening my home and heart to others has been a gift. I am grateful for what each and every person who crossed my threshold has meant to me. Many of these friendships, born out of necessity, have become my ohana, my family, and these relationships will survive my lifetime.
When I saw two friends from college had started a small business, Homebodies Co, I leapt for joy. These women have such a gift for appreciating and creating beauty. I was captivated by their pieces. When I asked if they were interested in partnering for a giveaway, they quickly suggested this piece.
“Bloom where you’re planted.” It’s a simple phrase but it encompasses so much of what I want to convey here at The Thin Place. No matter your fight, no matter the burden, no matter how thinly you are stretched, God will strengthen you to bear your cross and boldly proclaim, “He is doing a mighty thing.”