But now fall is here. Cool, crisp mornings, lots of sunshine, changes in the trees. Maryland (for those of you who do not know) is flat and full of trees. Deciduous trees, colorful trees, trees that amaze you for 3-4 weeks at this time of year. I love fall and the riot of colors.
But then, the winter will come. The leaves will all be gone, the trees will be bare and stark. The skies will be gray the sun will not brighten my day for very many hours. How will I get through the winter, especially this winter?
I believe I can face this winter because of spring. Although those trees look dead and lifeless, they have life within, life that shows again in spring. Branch's earthly life will be short, but there is life within, life that will live eternally, where he will be whole and healthy. When my earthly life is over, I will begin the spring of my life, also whole and healthy. I will be with him and love him and be his grandma.
I thank God for lessons from His creation; lessons from trees. The most important tree of all was the tree on which Jesus died. Because of his death on a tree, and his Resurrection, I have life and spring will come; forever.