Friday, May 15, 2009
The Birthday Tree
By George C. Hill
It only blooms on my Birthday !It is a 13 foot Pineapple-Guava Tree. Actually, it is a bush trained to be a tree. I have always enjoyed what God can do. As a child, I always spent the entire summer at a YMCA Summer Camp in the deep forests. As I am a Heart Patient, I have realized several times, my being a mere mortal.
I have my tree right outside my kitchen window. It only comes to bloom on my birthday...May 6th. It starts to fill up with bloom pods about a week before... and then...on May 6th... It comes to a full bloom all over the tree. It lasts for a week... then it is gone for a year. I have accepted the timing and believe that the good Lord is letting me know that if I behave myself, He will celebrate another year, next year, on my birthday.Yes ! There is a God !
God Bless, "Gator"
Friend and reader, who gave permission to reprint this lovely note.
Photo by Gene Sasse. http://www.genesasse.com/ Used with permission.