Most times in life when we are going through something, we feel like we are on our own. Even when friends and family are supportive and praying for us, we can feel a little isolated or lonely as we process and make our way through the situation. Our amazing God can use challenging times to create beautiful testimonies. When we surrender to him, lean on him, and desire his will to be done, unimaginable things can and will happen.
Let’s talk about trees for a minute. I wouldn’t consider myself a “tree hugger” per se but I’ve always loved them. They are amazing, supportive, strong, resilient, and adaptable… not to mention they give us shade, clean oxygen to breathe and many other valuable resources.
When I was first diagnosed with cancer, my oldest son gave me a small tree as a Christmas gift. I’ve had a lot of time to think and during that time, it has patiently sat on my bedside table since the beginning. It is special to me, not just because it was a gift but because of its rich symbolism.