Has it really been 16 years since I first held her in my arms that snowy January evening? It seemed we had waited so long… we had been married 7 years. That was a long time? Then tell me how 16 years could possibly have gone by so fast?
It is only a tiny rosebud–
A flower of God’s design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.
The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I–
The flower God opens so sweetly
In my hands would fade and die.
If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God’s design,
Then how can I think I have wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?
So I’ll trust Him for His leading
Each moment of every day,
And I’ll look to Him for His guidance
Each step of the pilgrim way.
For the pathway that lies before me
My Heavenly Father knows–
I’ll trust Him to unfold the moments
Just as He unfolds the rose.