Saturday, July 3, 2010

Peace Lily

I am in emergency mode at 5:48 am.  You may think this is silly but I am in a tizzy over my peace Lily.  Yes, the Peace Lily is an easy plant to care for and this one is especially important to me and I just noticed that I have been neglecting the poor girl terribly. 

In 1998 I was divorcing my husband and my best friend arrived at my new bachelorette pad with a small beautiful peace lily.  She told me that I needed to care for myself and the plant while going through my struggles.  The plant has always made my home warm and inviting.  Oddly enough, I reunited with my husband and didn’t really divorce until a few years later.  I knew then (in 1998) but didn’t have the inner strength to face my failing marriage.  I played along got stronger and smarter.

The peace lily has been with me for 12 years.  It symbolizes so much to me.  I know, I know, we are talking about a plant here… but seriously it is sort of like my baby.  I’ve seen her through, I’ve potted and re-potted, I’ve watered and fed.  Not only does she have my favorite word, PEACE in her name she has brought me PEACE.  And my friend knew that on my dark days when I didn’t want to even take a shower, watering the plant would mean something….even 12 years later.

I am going to re-pot her later today and hope for the best.  Maybe God is telling me, I don’t need my peace lily anymore.  Maybe God is reminding me to slow down and take notice of things.  Either way, the lily is still working in my life and serving as a symbol of PEACE.

1 comment:

RR said...

Peace lily will make it! Have faith.


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