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In the Light of the Garden In the Light of the Garden by Heather Burch
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“As long as there was hope, there was promise. And promise was enough to light all the stars in the sky.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“And hope was the light of the world, where no darkness could penetrate.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“Some moments were golden; they were designed and orchestrated by an invisible hand, and they were meant to be more than moments. They were meant to be memories.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“Forgiveness is rarely deserved. That’s what makes it such a gift.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“Sometimes it’s in the most unsettling moments that the mind has the clearest thoughts.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“folks should always have a little too much, rather than not quite enough.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“Surviving is the easy part. It’s actually living that is practically impossible.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“I don’t hate her.” “Maybe not. But isn’t unforgiveness the seed of hatred? Unforgiveness breeds bitterness, and bitterness can only lead to hate.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“Having great power and yet none. It could buy you the world but not happiness. It could purchase perfection but not make you feel any more whole. At least, that’s what she’d assumed . . . having never had an abundance of it but watching her mother always needing more, more, more.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“Some moments were golden; they were designed and orchestrated by an invisible hand, and they were meant to be more than moments. They were meant to be memories. “You’ll”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“Charity placed a hand over her heart. “I’ve never felt forgiveness like this.” It was warm sunshine after a cold winter; it was a waterfall in a desert. It gurgled and rose, springing up and chasing away the doubt. Emily smiled. “That’s the thing about forgiveness. It’s contagious.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“She was only good at repairing what was broken and never creating something beautiful herself.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“He was filled with questions but figured he’d exhausted her conversation quota already. Some people, he could just tell about them. She was one of those. Quiet, watchful some moments, completely oblivious at others.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“You know, forgiveness isn’t always a coat that you can just put on and take off. Sometimes forgiveness can only be accomplished layer by layer.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“hated the looks of first horror, then pity at the mention of his lost family.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“Blame is seldom on one man’s shoulders.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“shoes. Shoes were life. They represented the journey, the travels, the destinations of their owners. They stretched to fit their master. They conformed to that person’s shape. They carried the dust from where one had gone and pointed in the direction of the future. Shoes were life. And there was nothing sadder than a pair of shoes that would never be used by their owner again.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“But there was nothing white about a white lie. They were black as soot and empty as an unused grave.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“Charity had discovered that life was filled with important moments. They were brightly colored confetti strewn on a landscape of gray. Each one, its own miracle. Sometimes, those moments passed quietly. But a few—a glorious few—were recognized immediately for their inexplicable but undeniable significance. They were bombs of promise.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“That’s the thing about when our past catches up to us. We don’t get to choose what stays behind and what follows us.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“She was as easy to read as a pop-up book.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“And in its shade our woes will fall Pain and suffering, sorrow and all They’ll fall like glistening diamond drops You see, the tree, our pain, it stops.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“I suppose there’s no better place to be than an island in southern Florida. Sand, sunsets . . . in fact, I was telling Louise earlier just how blessed we all were to be here. To have one another. We might not be blood, but we’re kin, just the same.” Charity gave him an appreciative smile. With great effort, Daisy looked up slowly and met his eyes. He winked and pointed a crooked finger at her. “Family, girlie, is the people who stick by you. Thick or thin. And real family, well, nothing can keep them from you. Not even a hurricane.” He tipped his fishing hat and started back toward the house, then”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“Charity had discovered that life was filled with important moments. They were brightly colored confetti strewn on a landscape of gray. Each one, its own miracle. Sometimes, those moments passed quietly. But a few—a glorious few—were recognized immediately for their inexplicable but undeniable significance.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden
“And she was lonely. But lonely was better than heartbroken. She’d take lonely any day.”
Heather Burch, In the Light of the Garden