|The orchid in 2009.|
But this year . . . nada. Not a single bloom, not even a sheaf containing a bloom.
|New plant #1.|
And it wasn't hard to see the problem.
My orchid had simply outgrown its (huge) pot. So I waited for a nice weather day, found another good-sized pot, and thought I would divide the massive plant in two.
Ha. The plant's roots were tightly intertwined, and cutting/hacking through them was no easy feat. And the plant didn't WANT to be divided in two, it wanted to be divided in fourths. So I ended up with four large orchid plants, all of which are adjusting to their new homes.
|New plant #2.|
So no pictures of orchid blooms this year. Just pictures of new starts, each of them hoping to bear fruit in a new place.
In the doctrine of God's sovereignty, I know that everything that happens in my life is part of his plan for me. He will be with me, he will support me through it, everything is part of the grand adventure he has laid out for my life. So if being "transplanted" means attempting new things in a new place, I'm up for it. And I'll trust him to ease me through the transition phase of adjusting to new surroundings.
Have you been transplanted recently? How was your adjustment? How did God prove himself faithful?
|New plant #3.|
|New plant #4.|