Sitting outside looking at my crepe myrtle tree, I notice that in its dormant stage with peeling bark, vacant branches and broken limbs; I can still see beauty. For as I look past the obvious, I see a rich reddish brown smooth look under the peeling weathered bark that brings depth of beauty I had not seen. Even with ugly scales of old wounds there seems to be a newness that was not there before. As my eyes look up following the thin long stems which once were adorned with flowering blossoms, I see the seeds of the future plants that still cling against the blue sky. Knowing one day soon they too will be pruned to give way to the new. Then what once was dormant will again burst out in all its glory to be clothed in new, sporting the most beautiful flowers seen. LORD that is what you will do for me as I grieve the loss of my sweet husband, Billy.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations.
The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. Psalm 145:13
- Jean Daniels