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… more likely I would feel trapped by a label. Don’t you find that life flees from the tidy boxes we create for it? Schedules shift, dreams and relationships change, seasons come and go. But through it all, my passion for writing stories of hope and sharing the goodness of God 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 lots of stories about my daughter.
You will not find perfect grammar even though I am a teacher by trade.
Today, as your read these stories, may your step may be a little lighter and your eyes a little brighter in this weird and wonderful thing called life.
- Melody Rose