Today we relaxed, slept in, watched movies and caught up on some tv shows. In between I read some of the great books and cards I have. I received this card with a great inspirational poem on it and I read it often, especially when I start to worry about monday's chemo. Since it's my Strong women's weekend I will repost it below for everyone. Stay tuned tomorrow for a mother's day gift we can all give to ourselves or moms we love! xoxo
The Oak Tree
by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr.
A mighty wind blew night and day.
It stole the Oak Tree's leaves away.
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark
until the Oak was tired and stark.
But still the Oak Tree held its ground
while other trees fell all around.
The weary wind gave up and spoke,
"How can you still be standing Oak?"
The Oak Tree said, I know that you
can break each branch of mine in two,
carry every leaf away,
shake my limbs and make me sway.
But I have roots stretched in the earth,
growing stronger since my birth.
You'll never touch them, for you see
they are the deepest part of me.
Until today, I wasn't sure
of just how much I could endure.
But now I've found with thanks to you,
I'm stronger than I ever knew.