Garden of Hope

Posted on 23. Jun, 2013 by in June

It’s been forever since I posted anything, but I wrote this little ditty to share at Children’s Time this Sunday in church. And I thought I’d post it here, for old time’s sake!


Some days are a little bit harder than others
And your face makes a frown
And your spirits sink down.
Well my young friends, sweet sisters and brothers,
It happens to us all.
We stumble, fumble, fall….

Scrubbing in the shower,
Your eyes burn with soap.
You have a grand idea,
But a grown-up says, “Nope.”
There goes your favorite ball,
Down the long an muddy slope.
Your best friend moves away
And you find it hard to cope.
A kid on the playground
Calls you “Dummy. Doofus. Dope.”
Your Crayola point breaks,
You’re at the end of your rope!

Now here’s the moment when
You breathe deep and close your eyes.
You count to ten – then count again,
And you may come to realize

God’s careful hand has dropped
A tiny, precious seed
And it grows inside of you
With every single breath you breathe.

And it grows and grows and grows until….

The soap,
The “Nope”,
The muddy slope,
The days when it was hard to cope,
The silly goose who called you “Dope”,

All of it fades.

And that itty-bitty seed has bloomed
Into the most bright and beautiful
Garden of Hope.

One Response to “Garden of Hope”

  1. June Malone 25 March 2014 at 8:52 am #

    Christie: You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I was led to go to this sight and how fitting that I saw this “little ditty”. We have a Garden of Hope in our Father above. He has eyes full of mercy and a heart full of love. He really cares when your head is bowed low. Consider the Lillies and then you will know. Never lose faith, never lose hope. Love and prayers. June Malone (I work with your precious mommy).

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