September 11, 2013
For years I wanted a flower garden. I'd spend hours thinking of different things I could plant that would look nice together.Money was tight, as well as time. Often when my children were little, one of them would want something that cost too much, and I'd have to say, "Do you see a money tree outside? Money doesn't grow on trees, you know." I went outside to look. It was true! There were dollar bills, one hundred of them, taped all over that tree. Think Nike Air Max 90 For Sale of all the garden flowers I could buy with one hundred dollars! There was also a note attached: "IOU eight hours of digging time. Love, Marvin."
I live up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where winters are long and cold, and summers are way too short. Nike Air Max 95 For Sale But every year now, when winter sets in, I look out my window and think of the flowers I'll see next spring in my little garden. I think about what my children did for me, and I get tears in my eyes - every time. I knew that Brett's needs were deep, and I had often prayed for wisdom and love. The second greatest commandment, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," had taken on new meaning when Brett came to live with us when he was 12 years old. If I were to love my neighbor, was I not to love my own troubled stepson even more?
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