Sunday, January 3, 2010

Freedom

My friend "Freedom" is a woman whom I have befriended via my blog. She lives in Greece. She mailed me a gift. It is a handcrafted tree she says is "lucky" to be with me. I believe her. For this is going to be my 2010 token I call FREEDOM. It will travel with me, comfort me and remind me. I am planting HOPE for FREEDOM. This is the year my son will deploy to Iraq for his second tour of duty. It is my hope that each and every one of our soldiers will return home safe and sound. This tree also represents a sense of freedom that I live by....I change with the wind. YEP, those of you who have known me for so many years, are grinning right now. I am not afraid to change, to risk, to free-fall. Yet with all the wild leaves, bent branches and swaying trunk...I REFUSE TO BREAK! I remain steadfast in love and to be alive. And it my sincere wish, hope and prayer for us all to be free of cancer, worry, debt, fear and insomnia. Nuff said.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb~

14 comments:

Kitt said...

Deb,
I love your tree and what it represents to you. What a great friend you have. You mention the word HOPE in your post and that just happens to be the word I am featuring for tomorrow's post. I will be doing a link back to your post for more reader inspiration. God bless you, your son, and all our soldiers in 2010.

Michelle said...

beautiful...

Kim Mailhot said...

Love the beautiful wishes and thoughts that you plant, Miss Deb. Here's to sweet freedom for us all and the limberness we need to bend and sway with whatever life brings us.
Happy New Year !

stregata said...

Beautifully said. Isn't is amazing - the friendships that form through blogging?

sperlygirl said...

what a lovely tree - and i love the wishes and intention you have placed upon her.

Approachable Art said...

Sway, sister, sway! :D

Eleftheria said...

What a touching,and powerful post!The little tree became a symbol of something new and strong! I never imagine that. Your sense of freedom is fascinating! You REFUSE to BREAK!!! The only thing I could say is that the trees except leaves, branshes and trunks have also roots. And your roots are very very deep and strong. And I have right, both, the little tree and me are lucky that found YOU! Many, many kisses my sweet friend.

Staci Danford said...

My sweet friend. I haven't know you long, but that even made me laugh. Just knowing you like I do I love that you change with the forever breeze. What a Joy to life you are. And may your breeze be ever blowing in 2010.. Love Ya..
Staci

kt said...

that little tree really does look like you! incredible! i thought that before i even read what you wrote about it.
kt

beth said...

I love that tree and all it represents....

I hope and pray for you son's safety and all the soldiers that take care of us everyday....

and maybe I'm that tree next to you...just bending and not breaking, either....

turquoise cro said...

Happy New Year Deb and I will be praying for your son and his wife! Lovely tree!

Dream With the Fishes said...

That's a beautiful, meaningful gift with a wonderful message. I find it so very inspiring to hear of how you've made a point of living your life with in a freeing manner. It definitely comes through in your photos... in your posture, your smile, your comfortable being-yourselfness. I sensed it right away when I first came across your blog a couple of years ago and it's made me keep coming back to see what Deb's doing! I love this blessing you closed with here and I second it wholeheartedly. May we all be free of all that worrisome stuff and remember the powerful magick in the present moment. xoxo Serena

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful tree and I love how you refer yourself and your life to the tree. So wonderful. Keeping you and your family in my heart as your son heads off to Iraq.

Stephanie said...

Perfect thoughts for the new year...

bend strong, supple and deep with your freedom tree