Bloom: For the Passengers of MH17 #FMF

I have not taken part in Five Minute Friday for a while. Normally I only post twice each week. But due to recent happenings I felt to post again today. Joining with Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday and the inspiration BLOOM.

There is a field in Turkey blooming with poppies. Gallipoli. Where thousands of Australian men lost their lives in World War I.

As I woke today, I learned Australians flying in a plane across Ukrainian airspace lost their lives. A couple flying home from a holiday in Europe. A twenty-seven year old student. Their lives to bloom no more.

Sadness. Shock. Disappointment. What can I do?


Like the poppies swaying in the wind along the Gallipoli beach, I must bloom. Terror will not win. Fear will not overcome. I will bloom. For those whose lives have been senselessly snuffed out. I will bloom.

We will remember. We will bloom.

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Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

One thought on “Bloom: For the Passengers of MH17 #FMF

  1. raquel

    It is so tragic. Been watching the news here. And the families of the ones that will no longer bloom…I can’t even imagine. (oh, and glad the link is working now!) 🙂


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