Once in a lifetime, if you are very fortunate, you meet someone who knows you by your spirit.
Once in a lifetime, when the stars are in perfect alignment, a true plant person comes into you life. It is when you know you are connected. It is when you no longer feel alone.
Once in a lifetime, when the winds of change blow into your heart and you cannot keep going, you met someone who hears and sees and knows Mother Nature as you do.
Someone who loves the bees. Someone who loves the wild flowers. Someone who respects all of life.
Once in a lifetime, when you are awake and sad and call for a friend one comes with soothing balms. Someone who shares in the joy and in the concern. Someone who knows the plants will heal if we allow.
I have been graced and honoured with the friendship of Cheryl, from My Wildlife Santuary. We know each other in spirit. When I visit her gardens I am welcomed and she gently shows the way to sustainable living. With integrity she manages her grounds. She replants when the rabbits dig up the ferns. They too have a place! She provides housing for the hedgehogs and bee boxes. The butterflies and birds are fed and given water. Her journal is a work of love.
We know each other through the flora and fauna, hers are English mine Midwestern America. In these pages I feel her hands and her heart.
Her spirit speaks to mine. We are an ocean away but in a heart beat, a thought, I am walking on her country lane and smiling at the snow drops. She is my friend for all ages. She had a tree planted to celebrate our friendship and my birthday. The certificate will hang in my office.
Someday I will visit Brede High Woods with my friend. Someday we will see each other's eyes. Until that time I am grateful I have found her here....