Life Beyond Foilege


By Phoebe Leggett

… there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail” (Job 14: 7) (NIV)

“Here Mom, these are for you.” My teenage son grinned as he shoved a dish garden full of tiny shriveled plants into my hands. “The store manager threw them away, but I thought you might want them.”

Because Matt had given those plants to me, I drenched them with water and hoped for the best. To my amazement, and his delight, a little attention triggered those dying plants to sprout new leaves and vibrant foliage was soon growing from all five. Every day their lush, colorful leaves filled my kitchen with the freshness of life.

Soon the plants had to be transplanted into separate containers as their growth had extended beyond the small dish that contained them.

Many years have passed since those special house plants were given to me. Lots of water has passed under life’s bridge. Matt was killed in a car crash over five years ago, but some of the plants he’d insisted I take are still alive and growing. When I look at their beauty and fullness, I realize life still exists for my son. There is hope for our reunion in heaven because life never ends – it just transplants to another place.


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About Phoebe Leggett

Phoebe Leggett is an author, poet, and free-lance writer whose articles, stories, and poetry have enhanced the lives of many. In 2007 she received two awards for her work at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. Her articles, stories, and poetry have been published in adult and children’s Christian literature as well as online. Her books are available on under her name.
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