There was a season when I did not want to live.. life was painful and awkward and I hated who I was. Self harm became a way to cope with the storms in my body, mind and spirit.
I created Song Flower because many reached out to me and offered love and hope and helped me to rewrite the story in my heart. I know now that I have been lovingly created with care for a purpose. I am glad to be here, alive and growing.
So I wrote down my treasures in the darkness of rape, loss of a sibling, mental illness etc. The journey of writing brought a lot of healing to me and, I hope, to others.
Now that those stories are shared I often feel like I need to write a category blog. Ie. a music blog, travel, marriage, bible or most recently parenting and stick to that. I would probably get more traffic and be more focused… maybe…. don’t you find that life doesn’t easily fit into categories? Schedules shift, dreams change, seasons in life come and go. But my passion for writing stories of hope remains.
So you will find a bit of everything on songflower: Poetry, confessions, travelogue, theology (or I prefer to say journey with Jesus) wife tales, teacher tales and most recently, lots of baby stories.
You will not find perfect grammar even though I am a teacher by trade.
My hope for you dear reader, is that whatever season you find yourself in, your step may be a little lighter and your eyes a little brighter in this weird and wonderful thing called life.
- Melody Rose