I have not written about geraniums for a while. I have been too busy tending my plants to write about them.
Multiple pots of red geraniums adorned my yard and patio this summer. The plant pictured below held pride of place on my patio table.
At its peak, this geranium’s leaves and blossoms demonstrated perfection in a pot. They were healthy, vibrant, glorious.
I took this photo during the plant’s post-peak state. Its blossoms and leaves are waning.
Like my geranium, I am in my post-peak years. Not that I want to sound fatalistic, but I am waning.
My body does not move as quickly or as agilely as it once did. My brain processes thoughts more slowly.
That does not mean I am finished with this life, or have become useless.
My geranium, for as long as it can, will continue its work of producing blossoms.
And I will continue my work.
I will nurture my four wonderful, precious, amazing grandchildren.
I’ll tutor ESL students, encourage neighbors, and lend a helping hand to friends and even strangers.
Most importantly of all, I will prepare for entrance into the spectacular world that awaits me after I leave this one, thanks to Jesus’ sacrifice.
Keep moving forward, whatever your age. Do what you do best. Help others. Honor God.
I’ll end this missive with a quote attributed to American baseball great, Yogi Berra. “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”