Thursday, January 8, 2015

Barren Tree No More



The woman once called 'The Barren Tree'
whose fruitfulness was simply not to be,
once stood so still as time passed her by,
watching the other trees bear enough fruit for a pie!
(Forgive me, I'm making this up on the fly.)

When one day she stopped her incessant comparing,
and realized that life was not 'measure,' but 'sharing.'
For it is in giving of ourselves that we receive,
in finding joy for others even while we grieve.

So, through the years The Barren Tree grew,
with strength, prayers and understanding anew-
fueled by all the other trees in the forest,
amid the greatest suffering, she somehow felt glorious.

And when the dark passed and light shone again,
it was brighter, and stronger, with a faithful refrain,
reminding her she had never been truly forgotten,
that as the other trees and (incessant) leaves were begotten
they were a part of her plan, from the beginning.
It was the journey itself, and not about winning.

And so it was, when not knowing the time nor place
this barren tree fell into such grace,
to be surrounded by those who had lifted her in Truth
when she, herself, now bore surprise fruit!

And behold, that woman, once called 'barren'
has conceived a SON, now in her 6th month carryin'.
For nothing will be impossible with God, the Almighty.

Now you know TCIE's baby's gender... alrighty?  :)

 
 
And the winner of the Blog Giveaway is...
 
 
 
 
Susan Kolosionek!
 
(Susan, use the contact tab on the top of the blog to send me an email with your mailing address - I will send your blessed Annunciation magnet this week!  Congrats!)







27 comments:

Sarah Johnson said...

I'm just giddy with excitement! Congratulations! He is one lucky little boy to get your for his Mama! :)

Sarah Ashmore said...

Yay yay yay for a boy! :) So excited for you! <3

Jodi said...

Congrats on your baby boy! Again, words can't describe how incredibly happy/excited/joyous this makes me for you and Mr. TCIE!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Congrats! Amazing regardless if its a boy or a girl.

(Stephanie)

Stephanie @ Blessed to Be said...

:D

JoAnna Wahlund said...

Yay! Congratulations!!

Conceiving Hope said...

Congrats :)

Catechist Tails said...

Congrats!!!!

Waiting Hopefully said...

A boy!!!! How exciting! :-D congrats again!

Lucky as Sunshine said...

Congrats!!

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

Congrats!!! Sue won my gender / birthdate giveaway as well with Elizabeth a few years ago, that is cool!

Congratulations on your little boy!!

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Being Refined said...

OH I am so excited for you!! :) Yippee! A little boy made of snips and snails and puppy dog tails. :)
Congrats to you both!

barbie said...

For Nothing is impossible with GOD!

Patiently Waiting...... said...

Hooray!!!! So excited for you

Stacia said...

Congrats!!! Swallowing my pride that I was totally wrong. :(. Ah well. Yay for another beautiful MG baby!!!

Amazing Life said...

Hooray!!! Boys are so fun!!! What a wild and fun journey ahead! I can't wait to see his sweet face!!!

Ania said...

Congrats, love! Life is about sharing not measuring...that's wisdom indeed. So very happy for you!

Kat said...

Yay, congratulations! Baby boy TCIE :)

E said...

BOYS Rock!!! You will be an awesome mama to this little guy!!!!!

Catechist Tails said...

So many boys in the house!! All these years of living with boys was great preparation!!! Congrats!!!!!!

Sarah said...

YAAAAYY!!! Boys and their moms have a special bond. :)

Angela said...

A boy? Hooray!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on getting to see your little man! :)

Kerrie

Tomato said...

Beautiful! Congratulations!

My Heart Exults said...

Yay for boys! Congratulations. :D

WheelbarrowRider said...

Wonderful news!