When Jon and Gerlinde were first married, they lived with us for awhile, and during that time they bought a little philodendron. When the moved to Washington State, they bequeathed the plant to me, and as I am a plant lover and dreadfully sentimental, I named the plant “Jongi” (for “Jon”+ “Gi,” because Jonathan sometimes calls Gerlinde “Gigi” for short). Jongi sits atop the fireplace in our bedroom and has grown into a veritable jungle of lush, sprawling vines.
About a week ago I noticed something really strange. Can you see it? From the woodwork above the window ledge, a delicate leaf was forming…and before long, it began to unfurl!I guessed that the vine had wedged itself along the top of the window frame and was an offshoot from highest vine, even though I couldn’t see it. But, I was wrong! There was no trace of a vine growing along the top board. Where in the world had that leaf come from? Ahh…I finally found a tiny vinethat had worked its way under the boards & traveled a good 3 feet in the dark!
Do you ever feel like you’re in the dark and not sure what you’re doing, even though you’re doing everything you know how to do? I sure do! Lord, if we’re doing the right thing even during times when we’re afraid we may have lost our way, would You please remind us of this little philodendron tendril and encourage us to “keep on keepin’ on,” knowing that someday, if You’re willing, we’ll find the light and come out right-side-up on top again? Thank You! “For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light” (Psalm 36:9).
(Don’t know how long I’ll be without my photo library, but it may be a week! Meanwhile, the post on bluejays is half done, awaiting renewed ability to download the rest of the pictures. 🙂 My normal blogging pattern will resume when time and photos meet again, but know that I am praying daily for you.)