This post is in response to the photo challenge I set for myself where I asked friends to suggest topics for me to shoot. Well, after much deliberating over all the fantastic ideas they gave me here, I decided to take up the challenge of showing you all what my take on life is, thanks to the suggestion from Elemenopie Designs who will receive a free print from me in return. It may seem kind of strange but I am comparing life to an oak tree! In its beginnings an oak tree starts off as a small acorn, a seemingly insignificant thing, dropped to the ground, maybe trampled, covered over with dirt. but within its makeup, it contains the DNA for amazing things, for huge growth. Even under the harshest conditions, the acorn will start to sprout, sending up it's new branches and sending downwards its strong roots, so that come wind or storm, sun or drought, it will stand strong. As it is nurtured by its Maker, it roots will reach deep and its wide branches will be there for those in need, providing shelter and protection.
So, I believe, it is with life. We too have within us the potential for great things. Some of us get off to a rough start but all of us, without exception, have been given the gift of love. As we send down our strong roots, we are grounded in the knowledge that we are incredibly loved by our Creator, secure in the assurance that come what may, we are rooted and secure on solid ground. And in return, we can offer those around us a safe haven under our branches, to protect, to shelter and to love.So I would once again like to thank Nikki from Elemenopie Designs for this inspiring topic to try and capture! I have had a great time finding the bestest and most magnificent oak tree I could, as well as one that was carrying acorns! If you have a moment, do take the time to pop into Nikki's shop - she has the most cutest little girlie things over there - you won't be sorry you did!