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My Garden of Friends

In John 15:12 Jesus stated, “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”

The tears are fresh and the hurt continues to stab at my heart. I need to change my thoughts to the gifts that I have been given. My grandson’s birthday. I remember the two hour drive to Statesville, not yet a grandmother. At that point, not sure if I wanted to be one. Then this beautiful baby was born. I never would have thought a red headed boy could be so beautiful! Thank you Lord for my grandson. I pray I will always appreciate this amazing gift.

Speaking of gifts. They come in all shapes and sizes but the most special ones are the people God has given us. They come in the shape of grandchildren, children, husbands, sisters and brothers. And then there are the friends, the chosen gifts. We can take them for granted if we are not careful. These friendships need to be nurtured like flowers in a garden. If we are not careful, weeds can grow up all around our relationships and the distractions of this life can choke out the blossoms of a friendship. On the other hand being together creating memories and finding reasons for laughter will surely cause the flower to open wide and display all of its wonderful glory. Through the highs but particularly the lows of this life can loosen our souls and create the rich soil needed for my garden of friends. So as difficult as this time is, I do believe God is creating a beautiful arrangement that will withstand this present storm and ones to follow.

Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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