This pot was an anniversary gift from Handsome.
We had talked previously about my desire to repot some of my plants, especially the roses, which came with me from our other house.
I had mentioned to him the need for larger pots due to the fact they had outgrown the ones I brought them in.
2 years in one pot is a lot for a plant especially a rose.
My red rose had to be planted this summer due to it’s inability to continue to thrive in the pot I brought it in.
My white rose was planted right after our move, because the container it came in was unsuitable.
Yesterday, with Anne’s help, we transplanted my cabbage rose to a larger pot (pictured).
We dug up my red rose and repotted in anticipation of our move.
My white rose will be remaining here.
Because it’s just now recovering from the trauma of it’s past.
When I first got sick my plants all suffered neglect, but my white rose was attacked and eaten multiple times by a deer which the dogs failed to keep out of the garden.
As we dug it up to move it was an act of faith, because it looked very dead.
But it wasn’t dead.
Both this summer and last it put out a few beautiful flowers.
It’s foliage and growth this past summer is the best I’ve ever seen it have.
And as I prayed about what plants to take and which to leave, I knew it would be best for this one to remain.
Because often times, I’ve found what is best is to let go, rather than “hold on” to things.
The only clinging which should be occurring in my life is my relationship with Christ.
John 15:4 KJV — Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
This is simply another opportunity to listen to the still gentle voice of the Lord and to walk in His ways.
I’m so thankful for the circumstances which remind me of what is important.
It’s not where I live, what I have or do not have, or even my emotions which are most important.
It’s Jesus Christ and as long as I have Him, I have all I need.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for guiding and directing us as we prepare for this transition. Lord, thank You for reminding me of what is important. Please continue to show me myself clearly, help me be aware of the snares of sin and the deception of the flesh which is constantly at war with what is right and holy. Lord, please help me to live daily unto You in all I say, do, and am. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.