My heart is like an oyster.
Hard on the outside to fool others into thinking I am strong and impenetrable.
Soft and tender on the inside- a part of me that is not easily shown and must be treated with care.
The small grains of life that enter my heart do not exit as easily as they come.
No, I mull over those grains, those irritants, until I’ve learned and grown.
The pearls which result from my lessons are treasured.
Many do not value their worth and crush them under flawed feet.
Some rip open the shell of my heart and my pearls tumble out before I’m ready to give them away.
Some of my pearls I hide away in the depths of my oyster heart, unable and unwilling to expose them to light.
They come in many colors, my pearls:
Blackened Hope, Yellow Gratefulness, Pink Control, Coral Surrender, Heather N Humility, Plum Joy, Indigo Wisdom, Orange Opportunities, Lavender Brokenness, Red Refining, Midnight Mending
The life-irritants rarely are appreciated until a beautiful pearl is complete.
My Father is the only one who has seen all my pearls.
He has strung my pearls together to create a Lessons Necklace for me to wear around my neck so I do not forget all the gifts He has given me.