Keeping it Real...
Welcome! No matter how you found this, God knew you'd be here today. May you absorb the message He has for you. In 2011 I shared through my writing, today I've learned there is more to me than just writing. I have the energy and passion to share with others. Sometimes through Facebook live and others with my blog and most importantly, I've learned my passion to cook and bake is a vessel to share my writing and live presentations, while glorifying God in the process. I just needed to let go, and follow His lead.
Last week's TOP's Tuesday blog came from keep within my heart and shared aspects of Heidi's kidnapping I tend to keep more private, yet it was a message I believe needed to be shared. Your response overwhelmed us, thank you so much. There were one-hundred-thirteen Facebook "likes" as of yesterday.
Many commented here on the blog, to Facebook, and on Twitter too. One person mentioned the idea to plant a tree or something to remember and honor Heidi. This is a great idea, so great, we started this in 1994, the very first year she disappeared.
My parents say their yard is a living tribute to the people they love. There are transplants from my grandparent's home. Trees planted at my parents as a birthday gift to Mags or I. Mom has different flower gardens on the property, each with its own name and memory behind its creation. We even have "friendship trees", we planted both with our foreign exchange daughter before she returned to France - one at my parents and one at our house.
I've shared some of these tributes in blogs over the years. But to highlight a few of the exhibits of love, hope, and remembrance for my sister, Heidi M Allen, read on.
My parents, Ed, and I planted this red maple in 1994 as a young tree. In 1994 we lost Heidi. In keeping with family tradition, a tree was planted for her. Maples are strong with deep and enduring roots, similar attributes we need to survive while we wait.
"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ." Colossians 2:6-8
What type of tree, flower, or ? have you planted in memory of a loved one? Why did you choose this particular plant?
Lisa M Buske
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