A mighty wind blew night and dayIt stole the oak tree's leaves awayThen snapped its boughs and pulled its barkUntil the oak was tired and stark
But still the oak tree held its groundWhile other trees fell all aroundThe weary wind gave up and spoke.How can you still be standing Oak?
The oak tree said, I know that youCan break each branch of mine in twoCarry every leaf awayShake my limbs, and make me sway
But I have roots stretched in the earthGrowing stronger since my birthYou'll never touch them, for you seeThey are the deepest part of me
Until today, I wasn't sureOf just how much I could endureBut now I've found, with thanks to youI'm stronger than I ever knew
This poem was shared at the CES Fireside yesterday. I absolutely LOVE it. I can relate with the tree in that I'm grateful to realize how strong I am now. And I feel like I've been in that wind storm before. And I hope that I can have the same attitude all the time. It reminded me of one of my favorite songs, Roots before Branches.
(hey, hey! I just figured out how to get videos in my blog posts again! Yay for me!)
I've always felt that it is smart to know what you stand for. I feel like if I lose sight of who I am and what I stand for and who I want to be then I lose myself, so it's always been something I cherish "down deep." Throughout the years, I have learned and re-learned that I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me, and I love him. I am bold and sometimes I'm too pushy. I am a truth giver and truth seeker. I am a marriage advocate, and a divorcee. I am eclectic and a contradiction. And most of all, I am okay with who I am, even though I will still try to be better, and even though I'm far from perfect.