Dandelions & Orchids

One day,
In your early teens
While crying and praying about you.
I asked God,
“Why is my daughter so difficult to raise?”
Almost unexpectedly
An instant reply was given.
“Anyone can grow a
It’s difficult to raise an
This parable overwhelmed
Me with relief.
I was seeing you as
A dandelion.
God was seeing you as an orchid.
I was dwelling on the daily problems
Of your youth.
God was viewing a panoramic picture
Of your life.
As you mature I too…
Am starting to see
the Orchid bloom.

J.E. Dyrholm ~ Three Hills