There was a gardener busy tending in the garden
Started pruning bushes and one of them complained
"Why did you cut my thick branches when I tried to grow?"
"And a lot of foliage sprung and you just had to prune them, too?"
The gardener replied, "Sorry but I had to prune
the thick branches will soon make you fall."
"If I don't cut carefully
Your roots will be uplifted and you'll drop to the ground."
"I am trimming you the way I want you to be"
"I don't want you to be so thick, I want the foliage with just the right amount"
"I don't want you to grow so tall, I want you to be strong"
"I am your gardener and you will understand"
"One day when you're rich with the life's experiences,
You will understand why I have to cut your branches."
The gardener moved into another location
Hired by another, thinking about promotion
But the promotion never came, to his dismay
Started asking God, "Why, oh why didn't You help me at all?"
And God answered, "Do you remember son?"
"When you spoke to the bush and you tried to make him understand?"
"That when you pruned him, you had better reasons than what he was thinking"
"You wanted him to be his best by cutting his branches?"
"I am your Gardener, I hope you will understand"
"That I didn't mean to make your life full of trials"
"For every suffering, you will grow wiser"
"For every breaking of your heart, you will grow stronger"
"Someday, you will understand"
"When you're full of life's experiences you will not get mad"
"That I pruned you the way you pruned that plant"
"Someday, you'll be a proud bush in my own garden, I hope you understand..."