Grandpa’s Willow Tree

Today I have picked one of my favorite posts:

Most of my life I have had good friends around me and they have come and gone, but the greatest part is when you see a friend you haven’t seen in awhile and it’s like they were never away. I wonder if it’s like that when you see friends and family in heaven. I always tell Randy and our kids when we go to heaven,  meet at the biggest willow tree. Why a willow tree? When I was a little girl my grandpa had the biggest willow tree and my brother, sister and I had so many great times swinging on those branches and I thought I would have something to do while I’m waiting for them and the breeze seemed to be even nicer when I was under that willow tree.

Will it be like we were never apart and all the anguish from their departure will be gone?

In ESV John 14:1-4 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go and prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

So my hope is that the Lord has a big willow tree for us and He’s waiting with open arms. I am expecting the biggest hug and a big smile, I am sure the Lord is thinking, Candy you sure are going to look funny swinging on those branches and point the way.

I was just thinking there’s needs to be a picnic table by that willow tree for all my family that have gone before, I’m sure my grandma will be thinking of feeding us all.

To all family and friends reading this you have my personal invitation,to meet by the willow tree and converse like we were never apart. God’s blessings on you all!

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Published in: on January 21, 2009 at 1:39 am  Leave a Comment  

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