In one of Barbara Johnson’s Daily Splashes of Joy she tells about a man who was moving to a new town. His friends bought him a young sapling to plant in his new home as a reminder of all the fun they had shared.
The man nurtured the tree and soon it was taller than he was. Each spring it’s blossoms lifted his spirits and reminded him of his friends. But then he had to move again. He called a tree expert and insisted ” No matter what the expense, I want to take it with me. “
But the specialist shook his head ” This tree won’t survive where you are going, ” he insisted. ” The climate’s too harsh. All you can do is tell the new owners it’s story and help them understand how special it is.”
That’s how many of us ended up with The Tree of Life taking root in our hearts . The Tree of Life symbolizes our personal development, uniqueness, and individual beauty.
Like the branches of a tree grow upward to the sky, we too grow stronger, striving for knowledge, wisdom, and new experiences as we move through life.
So until tomorrow… didn’t someone else pass the gift seed from their life experiences on to us-nurtured by them? What an awesome hand-me-down!
It made me start thinking how hard it will be to leave my garden and five maple trees ( one for each grandchild) behind one day! But I will make sure the story will be left behind too!
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
All the rain made my gardenia bushes start blooming galore! Oh… the fragrance! Heavenly!
I picked some blooms and brought inside-I woke up from a short nap yesterday to that lovely scent in my house-sorry Febreze … you don’t come close to the real thing!
Gin-g told me her sister Suzy stepped into Heaven at 5:25 Saturday morning-as sunrise was beginning-Suzy loved sunrises and sunsets!
Thank you blog readers-it was a long hard journey for Suzy but a beautiful new beginning! Your prayers were much appreciated!