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, 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!)