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Tree of Hope

Tiny oak, planted and watered with tears,
You grow slow, intentional, strong, in the windy bend of grief.
Hope remembers loss and drops treasured seeds of compassion
in my soul. Love, the fruit of grief.

Thank you to the neighbors and friends who remind me to keep growing and hoping in grief.

Turning Your Page

Friendship is a gift. When you open your heart to your neighbors, family, and friends, they help you to remember forward. Love the person who died and creating new memories at the same time.

  • What are some of the best ways friends are helping you to grieve with hope?
  • How can those in your circle encourage and help you?
  • What is one thing your friends can help you create in memory of your loved one?

4 responses to “Tree of Hope”

  1. Anne Wier Eason says:

    This is such nice imagery, Karisa. And so descriptive of the slow, steady, “twisty” process of growth through grief.

  2. TamrahJo says:

    The tree imagery and reality was a big breakthrough in my personal grieving process – – while there were years that appeared like nothing much was changing on the ‘outside’, unbeknownst to me, there were changes happening deep down (root system) – that ‘supported’ me and new experiences better, once i was ready to ‘come out of my self-imposed’ cave – 🙂

    • Karisa Moore says:

      Yes, it is so important to recognize that there is always work and provision developing that we cannot yet see.

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