The beautiful daffodils that bloomed just days after the flood. The beautiful daffodils that bloomed just days after the flood.

After the terrible flood that changed the course of my life and marriage, I never thought I would see the rainbow.  We spent days along with family and friends shoveling out our home.  Each visit back to the house brought heartache, anger, and anxiety.  Nothing was the same.  Nothing would ever be the same.

A few visits into the disaster, I was trying to clean up the trash in the backyard.  You wouldn’t believe what can travel by water:  semi truck tires, garbage cans, coolers, trash, logs, parts of decks…the list is endless.  I wandered over the the tiered garden I had so many big plans for that spring.  Then I saw it.


Amidst all the flood debris was the sign we had been needing:  beautiful yellow daffodils.  I do not remember them ever being there in the 4 years I had known my husband and that house.  This was the sign that it may take some time but everything would be OK.





I am participating in FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY.  Today’s word is:  bloom

The rules are simple. Write for five minutes flat. There is no extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. It is unscripted. Unedited. Real.


1 Comment

  1. Karyn, Bloom is a great word! Daffodils are one of the bulbs I took from my mother’s garden before the house was sold, and this year the blooms were magnificent in my garden. And beautiful and full of promise for a future full of love, hope, and remembrance. That’s my glass half full attitude I guess. It really must be difficult with this flooding issue continuing and not getting relief, but it seems blooms will be able to help you. Enjoy.


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