When we first arrived here, we purposed in our hearts that this property would be dedicated to the Lord for His glory and His use. We even put the verse on our mantle... "As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15 As far as we are concerned, this house and our yard is His.
A few days ago, our neighbor approached me and asked if she could have a cutting off our flowering tree to plant in her yard. I love opportunities to be a good neighbor, so I was happy to share. As the branch was being cut, she told me her purpose for the tree. My heart was broken.
There is an old saying... when life hands you lemons, make lemonade.