As I travel to Oswego during the week I pass these trees with orange ribbon tied to them. To the average passer-by, you might think this is a tree marked to be "cut" or "removed" yet it's significance is greater than imminet death by chainsaw - it is a ribbon of remembrance. Each year this family changes the orange ribbon hugging their trees - one on either side of the road as a way of remembering my sister Heidi Allen.
I might start my drive with errands or random thoughts and then I see these two orange ribbons witnessing the love and hope for Heidi. Simple ribbons used to show a family's hope, encouragement and love for a missing teen and her family. I write because of people like this - their hope is my inspiration.
Thank you for caring and sharing! These are only two photographs yet I know I've seen other ribbons on trees, buttons and jackets throughout the years - thank you for remembering my sister! Continue to pray she comes home! God hears our prayers.
Inpiration to Write
1. YOU - my encouragers, supporters and prayer partners
2. My Community - orange ribbons of remembrance
3. ??? Read tomorrow's blog to find out
Yesterday's Writing Accomplishment: Reread chapter 6, puttered on chapter 7 revisions - traveled to take photographs to be included in this blog series.
Today's Writing Goal: Finally finish chapter 7 and have it emailed before closing my eyes for the evening. Download photos, crop and save for use in future blogs.
Tomorrow's Writing Goal: Start chapter 8 revisions - hmm...could I finish before Sunday and meet my goal for the week? That is the question.