Promise of a Peach Blossom | Inspiring Life Lesson from My Garden | Inspiring Story #58 |

Promise of a Peach Blossom | Inspiring Life Lesson from My Garden | Inspiring Story #58

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Life Lesson from My Garden.  
Inspiring story about hope and healing after hurt ... 
by Karletta Marie

There was a time I’d lay under her limbs, long and laden with peaches.  The morning sun filtered through her leaves; her pink fluffy fruits sprinkled in golden light.   She was my precious peach tree.  She was privy to my prayers and all my dreams. 

I left for but a season, flying to Australia, my homeland.  On my return, I walked the garden, like I always did.   The pomegranate tree wore her plump purple crowns, the olive tree flashed her silver threads, and the mandarin and lemon trees still bore fruit.

I looked to my beloved peach tree.  There she stood bare, a fat trunk; her once beautiful limbs reduced to short stumps.   I discovered in my absence, a not so nice neighbor, we’ll call him Cain, came over the fence, a hack he gave.  Perhaps the peach tree stole too much of his view, but if that be true, wouldn't a trim do? 

But no, it was a hack.  A cutting off.  A great step back for my beautiful peach tree.  

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I called the landlord, “Come see the poor peach tree”.  I called the local farmer and my friends to see what could be done. One by one they shook their heads and said the same,

“Oh no.  There is no hope.  This cut is too drastic for her to bear. She can’t recover now. She’ll not fruit again.”

I wept for my peach tree.

Each morning I’d rise and go to the garden. There she stood, without limbs, nor leaves, nor velvety skin to touch. There she stood once cherished, now bleeding from her boughs, sap running from her branches, now bare, cut off.

“Oh, dear tree, bear fruit once more.” I whispered.   

 And remembered a verse from scripture …  

“She is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that she does, she prospers.” 

Have you ever felt like part of you was lost?   Have you ever been cut off?  Do you hold wounds that gape open and weep, or have you ever felt stripped bare with nothing left to give? 

Well, today my dear friend, please draw hope.  For just like yesterday, and the day before, I walked once more to the garden to whisper hope to my peach tree.   And there to my delight, I saw the tiniest pink peach blossom …  a promise she will fruit again. 

And I rejoiced with my peach tree.

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Life Lesson Reflection

I have never met a person who isn't suffering some kind of pain.  We all experience pain and we all seek relief in someway.    I seek healing and peace through prayer and being still with my connection to nature.  

I observe the stories of our inner worlds reflected in our outer worlds. My peach tree gave me hope after experiencing a literal cutting off from many people whom I called friends, after I chose to walk a different path to what they believed best. These people themselves are in pain.  

As you read my short story, I hope you find peace in a 'peach blossom'.  If not mine, then your own.  Because no matter what enemy we may face, no matter what threshold guardians we encounter, we shall breath, we shall nurture, we shall caress ourselves in love, cover ourselves with hope, knowing we will blossom in due season. 

~ Karletta Marie


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  • Barb Geiger says:

    A beautiful story. And so many lessons to be learned from an experience that some may have just passed by. Thank you for sharing, Karletta!

  • Jo says:

    Such a beautiful story. I really enjoyed reading it! You’re very poetic in the way you write.

    Jo | http://www.theweddedmillennial.com

  • I think people underestimate the amazing benefits of spending time in the garden in terms of mindfulness.
    I love the idea of having a peach tree!

  • Shannon says:

    You are so right, we are all suffering in some way. Each of us has a story and we need hope. Even if we suffer, we can all bear fruit if we overcome our suffering. Great story!

  • Kimberlie says:

    I needed this story of the peach tree today. A student of mine has been ill and, this week, received the diagnosis of an inoperable brain cancer. She’s one of 8 children, who has this rare type. We’ve been told children don’t survive and that their time line is short from diagnosis. It feels foolish to hope and believe, but I have to. I refuse to believe that my first grade student brimming with hope and life is lost, so thank you. I will continue to have unshakable hope and wait to see the “fruiting” that comes as a result.

    • Karletta Marie says:

      Hi Kimberlie … I’m so glad you got this story when you needed it most. Sending love to you with hope and prayers for you and your dear student.

  • Christine says:

    I love this story. Plants can be incredibly resilient and so can we. Thanks for sharing this.

  • This is really beautiful. Hope can go a long way. A really wonderful lesson

  • Brenda says:

    I loved this post. I find myself doing the same thing when my garden plants get damaged. What a happy ending I hope that the tree will heal. Very inspiring, thank you for sharing this.


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