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SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2012
11:43 AM

Post #8962047

During a very, very difficult marriage, I found solace in my little bucket garden. I focused on my plants, felt the wind on my face, listened to the breezes, watched the light dance around, and heard the tiniest trickles of water.

I spent countless moments out there, just watching the trees swaying back and forth, as if lovingly and agreeably nodding and assenting to my "whys?" with "I understand..."

And, I prayed out there -- a lot. And, God heard, and surrounded me with His grace...


(Bev) Wytheville, VA
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2012
11:53 AM

Post #8962054

I know first hand that divorce is like a death and can bring about the very same feelings. You are fortunate to have been able to tap into the healing elements, regardless of your garden's scale. You have a talent for words, as I felt I was right there with you.

Thank you so much for reading and post your inspiring comments.
Happy garden healing,


SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2012
2:23 PM

Post #8962325

Thank you, Bev.

When I read my own words, I, too, could feel myself standing there all over again.

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