Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Willow

Ron at Troubled Ramblings wrote this for me last night after my first post. It is so perfect, so true, it must be shared.

My Willow
Years ago and miles away
There was a special tree
At a special place
Where I would find love near
Where I could share
My joys and sorrow

In the shade of the tree of tears
With its willowy branches
It shared its serenity
And I shared my chaos
I cried and laughed
Both, in the comfort it gave

Time has taken me far from that tree
And added miles as well
But still there were joys
And there were sorrows
And I looked another comfort
To fill that void

It has taken some time
To come to this realization
Though I loved that old tree
It wasn't the tree that met me
And the one who shared my life
Is still there, as He has always been

Like the faithful willow
He waits when I was sad
For me to come to Him
He waits when I was happy
For me to come as well
And He shares His strength and courage

Far from the tree
I still have my comfort
I still have my gentle breeze
I still have my sunshine
I still have my safety

And He still wraps His arms around me

...I'll wait while you get a kleenex... I KNOW! So perfect. So true. I am awed that God has connected me to so many powerful prayer warriors, to so many kind, talented and beautiful spirits here in the blogosphere.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever He does prospers. (Psalm 1:3)

Rooted In Him,


Sara@ Butterville said...

All I can say is WOW!
You should have given the kleenex warning before the poem ;)

Octamom said...

Love this celebration in verse of your history and your future--


Heather of the EO said...

Ron rocks. I saw this over on his blog and hoped you would see it right away. So amazing.

rychelle said...

what a thoughtful gift.

Debbie said...

Isn't Ron the best? What a great gift.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

What a lovely poem and sentiment from Ron. Testament to the many, many people's lives that you have touched in the blogosphere.


Moana_B said...

Came across your blog today, and so very glad that I did. Your poem brought a tear to my eye, made me feel greatful for tiny wonders in my life. Blessings and continued inspiration to you x