“We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19)
For the past 20 years I have collected every rose I have ever received. Every rose my husband, old boyfriends, family and friends have given me have been dried and collected in large glass containers all around our house, just gathering dust. I have long thought about returning these dried flowers back to the earth but, with all those memories tied to them, I have procrastinated.
Tonight I spent some time laying out all my old roses in hopes they will lovingly mulch an area in my food forest that was bare. As I sprinkled my roses around I felt a whisper, ‘You have clung to these flowers because they symbolize that you have been loved. When you are in your garden, let it be a living reminder that you ARE loved!’