If I had a flower every time I thought of you...

In Her Garden by Laurie Pace ©2007

In Her Garden by Laurie Pace ©2007

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson

How often do you stop and think about GOD and what kind of day he is having?  

I remember when one year when teaching in Argyle Middle School,  I lost two of my students at different times for different reasons in one year...  they were taken back to heaven to be with God.  One actually was obese and had a heart attack and died, at school.  The other one was in a car full of family and the car was hit head on.  She did not survive.  I wrote a poem that year about the loses and wrote about God's garden.  He plucked them from this earthly garden just before they began to bloom and open to show their beauty.  

Never is an easy way to deal with the death of a child or someone young.  We lost our eldest grandson at age 11 in February of 2007.  That was one of the hardest times we have faced seeing him on life support at the hospital.  Savoring all the times and memories we had and mourning for the ones we would never have.  

Enjoy your family and the garden God has provided for you.  We are soon to come into Advent and the preparation of our hearts and homes for Christmas.  I am praying your heart is in a good place and you are ready to journey through the season. 

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14

Laurie