If we remember that all the trees of earth are marked for the woodman's axe, we will not be so ready to build our nest in them. We should love but we should love with the love that expects death and that reckons upon separation. Our dear relations are simply loaned to us and the hour when we must return them to the lender's hand may be sooner than we think.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Lessons From the Farm
Build a nest but remember, He gave you and continues to give you, all things.
He is the owner.
You are only borrowing from Him.
I learned this lesson most when we lost William a year ago. My heart wrenched when I realized
that William was not mine to keep.
I wish I, as your mother, could tell you that hard times would not come your way. That hard days would not knock on your door. I wish I could tell you that you would not ever cry over loss but if I'm being honest
I would tell you that the hard times, the times when you lose much, God is gently prying your grip on the things of this world.
I will never forget you brother and the lessons I learned..
learning to live without him.
My prayer for each of you is that you never forget the lessons we
learned on the farm as we gave back something that was
never ours to begin with.
Love much but
remembering William Charlie White born March 25th 2009