My roots will ground me
as I reach for my dreams.
With each new season,
I will blossom and grow.
When ill winds blow,
I will bend but not break.
I will nurture and protect
those who take shelter with me.
I wrote this verse during the months between surgery for breast cancer and commencing radiation treatments.
I needed something to give myself motivation to carry on.
It remains one of my favourite inspirational writings to this day.
Does these trees look familiar? (yes, there are 2 trees in this image). I used also used this image as the basis for "Strength" in my Stroke of Emotions project.