Bliss-Beauty Living In Sweet Simplicity
“Rejoice… in your youth; and let yourheart cheer you in the days of your youth.”
Quotation from “Beautiful Girlhood” By Karen Andreola
“Have you ever watched the development of a rose from the tiny bud to the open flower? The bud holds little more promise of beauty than the foliage about it; but day by day it grows until it is full and round. One day you see a thread of color, promise of the rose to come, peeping through the covering of green. Each morning the thread of color widens until the bud bursts asunder and the flower is revealed. You look upon the bursting bud with admiration and delight, though yet you do not see the rose in its full size and beauty. You have to wait until it is full grown and fully open, till it has reached its maturity, before you can behold the complete flower. But in the opening blossom the beauty of the mature rose is blended with the grace and charm of the bud.”
“Girlhood is the opening flower of womanhood. It has charms all its own. The wonderful change from the child to the women, the marvelous bosoming of young, healthy girlhood, will ever be God’s great miracle in life’s garden. Girlhood is like a half-open rose. We are charmed, both by the beauty of the bud and by the wonderful coloring of the rose. We behold the familiar traits of childhood that have always charmed us and held our affections, but blended with these in ever-changing variety are the graces and powers of womanhood.”
I hope these words encourage you today as you go through the many challenges of “growing-up”.