The Rose

The Roots: Are from your parents and grandparents
The Stock: Is all the support you were given to grow with
The Leaves: Are the support from your extended family
The Bud: Is the child in you
The Thorns: Are the strong morals and the things you won’t tolerate
The Bloom: Is the true beauty you ARE
Congratulations: Now go and show the World Our Beautiful Rose

By Sheila Driver

Written for one of my granddaughters