The Gardener and My Garden
On September 1, 1992 our daughter Rebecca died of spinal meningitis, a disease that struck her over a weekend and took her from us quickly. We met a pastor during our time of grief and started attending his little church. During a sermon about fresh fire I felt in my spirit that I was supposed to write a poem about the topic. In the next 4 years or so poems started coming to me while in prayer, asleep, or during a sermon. It felt like a way God was comforting me during this time of grief and questioning. As the poems accumulated someone from the church stated that I should write a book! The book was really already written at that point. I went through the poems and made up 4 chapters. Ironically there are four poems about The Gardener and My Garden which I had titled one through four. With each chapter came all of the poems that related to that particular Gardener poem. It pieced together so smoothly that I knew that only the Lord could put something so beautiful together and I was thankful that I was his instrument! So that was the beginning of the book that was printed and shared with family, friends, friends of friends, and so many I never knew before. Now I’m feeling it is the time to share this with you and the many people out there who may need help with the load they are carrying!