Friday, February 14, 2014

A Garden in February

It is time for Five Minute Friday. I will link up with Lisa-Jo. I am not feeling much today. Just tired. Heavy. Sad. So I don't promise much. Our Word this week is: Garden



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Today my garden lies covered in snow. My garden is much like my heart feels today. Heavy and dead. I don't know why I almost always feel this way on Valentine's Day. The weather is gray and so is my mood. I try to be light. Light like a feather blowing on the cold wind that promises spring is around the corner. I cannot find a light. It is just that tiny speck at the end of a very long tunnel. I don't feel much like hearts and flowers today. I had all of that in my much younger years. Those years before I really knew what love was all about. Those years when my garden was busy growing kids and relationships. When my hope was still filled with romance and the days to come.

This is nothing new to me. I have these days. I know, though, that spring will come. And my garden will be filled with blooms and today will be forgotten.

But for today my garden lies covered in a layer of cold, wet snow.

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16 comments:

  1. Paula, my heart hurt for you as I read about your snow covered garden. Know you are not alone today, no matter what obstacles may come your way. Shift your gaze to the Lord and feel his love for you today, his precious daughter. Sending up prayers for you today, that you would taste and see the Lords goodness in the midst of cold times. Nice to "meet" you.

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    1. Thank you for your beautiful words. I feel the love of the Lord. But sometimes I have to wallow in a bit of self-pity. Come back anytime!

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  2. With his unfailing love He leads those he has redeemed. Keep on keeping on, even in the valleys He is there. I am praying for you to see blooms soon. :)

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    1. Thank you Laura. That is all that I can do: Keep on keeping on!

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  3. Blessings to you, FMF friend. I know those cold and heavy feelings you speak of. I pray God breathes His love on you today!

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    1. I think many of us know of these cold and heavy feelings! Thank you Anne

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  4. But just like your snow covered garden, beauty lies just beneath the surface. Tomorrow will be a brighter day. Hugs my friend.

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    1. Thank you Wendy. I just came from your blog and read your 'garden' post and it made me perk up and be thankful for what I have right now, at this moment.

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  5. I think you did great with describing the state of your "garden" right now and realize that it will one day bloom again, but we all know there are seasons of our lives, no matter how short or long they may be, that we all feel exactly what you expressed here. Well said.

    betty

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  6. You've such a talent for authentic expression, Paula! Who of us can't relate on some level to the weighty feel of ... nothing. (I started to say, 'sad' - but even that requires a dose of emotion, doesn't it?)

    Our V-day was a non-event as well. I was hurt at first, then realized I'd succumbed to commercialism. I think what you and other caregivers show us in your everyday actions is the stuff that Real Love is made of.

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    1. Thank you so much. Sometimes i just write from my heart! You are absolutely right about true love. It is not the commercial stuff!

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  7. Hugs, my friend. Soon it will be spring and with spring comes renewal. Love you.

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    1. I hope you are right Cristy. I need some renewal for sure

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    2. It shall come. I think! Today we are back down in the 20's

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