Inspirational Story of the Week
When my husband and I had to cancel the purchase agreement on my dream home in the county, we were in desperation. Our current home had already sold and the closing date was fast approaching. With all the pressure and exhaustion from the past few months, we made a rash decision when a nice home that could fit our growing family was presented to us. This home, unlike my dream home, was right in the middle of town.
After moving in, I experienced a terrible depression for months. I longed for my dream home and for country living. The first week we moved in, I put up my garden flag in the yard that I had purchased for my dream house. The flag read "Welcome Home". Three days in a row the flag had blown off its stand. After fixing it for the third time, it finally blew away and was no where to be recovered.
Later that week, I was shopping at the dollar store. There was a cheap garden flag available so I bought it. I figured since it was only one dollar, it wouldn't be the end of the world if it blew away too. When I got home and unpackaged the flag, I saw that it read "Bloom Where You Are Planted". As I threaded the flag on its stand, I thought about what it said. I had been so busy reflecting on what I lost, that I forgot why I lost it. Though my dream house was my dream, it was not right for our whole family. My husband had experienced abuse as a child while living in the country. As he was still going through therapy, he was not yet ready to live in the country and feel safe. Maybe God had a reason for us ending up where we did?
Weeks after putting up that flag, through blizzard-like wind gusts, snow, and ice, that little dollar store flag still waved strong and proud. It was then that I truly realized how God was using this simple yard decoration to speak to me. "Bloom Where You Are Planted". Since then, I have accepted our current residence and found a way to be very happy here. Now that my husband is making progress with his therapy, we have begun making a five year plan to sell our home in town and purchase a home in the country. God is always there looking for a way to reach us, even when things seem dark and desolate. We are never alone!
News and Updates
PLANNING FOR THE 2022 EVENT HAS BEGUN! The official date with be Saturday, June 25th 2022 10:00am-7:00pm in Olcott Park, Virginia, MN. Applications are now open for 2022 vendors, artists, and volunteers!
BRIDGE CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL NEEDS YOU! We are looking for committee members and volunteers! We are also looking for community supporters and funders to help keep this event free to the public and coming back every year! If you would like to help support Bridge City Music Festival, please fill out your form of choice in the left hand column under "Participate".
Vendors will be stationed throughout the grass area around the stages, along the lower path, and in the buildings where available. At this time, we will not need to leave the additional spacing unless COVID-19 stipulations change.
We will continue to work with the City, the County, and the State as COVID-19 regulations morph with the ever changing circumstance. We will continue to be in contact with all those involved as the time draws closer. The physical health, mental health, and safety of our community is our top concern. Please see COVID-19 Disclosures for further information.