Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Faithful Hibiscus

My friend Susan gave me this hibiscus plant (bush?) when I left St. Mary's in Blowing Rock at the end of May. It sat on the porch by our front steps all summer just blooming away and now this amazing plant continues to bloom and bloom and bloom even into fall. On days when I would feel discouraged or impatient or overwhelmed, there was the hibiscus, just faithfully blooming away in all its beautiful glory. Then I would think, well if you can keep blooming on a porch in a summer of drought, surely I can make it one more day. Sometimes the most unexpected things become our icons for faithfulness and stability.

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