Holding On


Holding On


Holding on

to things that have faded?

Perhaps it’s time

to let go

Why adhere to the past?

Turn the pages

This season

is over

It was not meant

to last

Submit to the moment

For His plans

will give you

a new tomorrow

And you’ll prosper

as hope will sound

from your sorrow

just as a fallen leaf

adds life

to the ground.


This week when I dropped our son off for his hike, I noticed this maple leaf clinging onto a tree for dear life.  It is often in letting go that real life begins.

Blessings ~ Wendy

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

21 thoughts on “Holding On

  1. Thank you for helping me remember to listen to God through creation…and that verse from Jeremiah sits right near my kitchen sink to remind me of God’s great plans! He has never let me down!

    1. I love that verse, too. Sometimes I wonder what He’s up to; however, when I look back, I see that He used a circumstance for good. Thank you for your visit!
      Blessings ~ Wendy

  2. As always, the trick is in having the wisdom to let go of the right things, at the right time! We can’t embrace the new gifts flowing in when our hands and laps are full of the old dreams… beautiful leaf shot.

  3. Wonderful poem and photo .. .and then message too? You are a triple blessing kind of blogger! 🙂 Thank you so much for looking, listening and sharing like you do! God bless you!

  4. hey greenlightlady..seen you liked my video Blueberry Parfrait over at savorthefood.wordpress.com , thanks. I like your blog her. I too love gardening as well. I have over 400 pictures of my garden to. Maybe we can talk sometime about you putting some poems to some of my pictures..e-mail is dessertbyrandall@gmail.com.

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    1. I will be happy to follow your blog in my reader. Thank you for your kind words. I won’t be able to keep up with my own pictures and poems, but I will keep that in mind.
      Blessings ~ Wendy

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