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The
fruitful
vine

Background

Hazel Neoma Brewster was the youngest of 10 children born in 1930, the beginning of the great depression. As you can imagine, life was no walk in the park during that time. In the 1950s, she married and had 2 beautiful girls, the oldest being my mother. Being a pastor's wife, life was not glamorous. Money was always a struggle, and they had to move frequently. In the late 1970s, one tragedy lead to another. Her youngest daughter, engaged to be married, was suddenly killed in a car accident. A mile and a half wide tornado decimated Wichita Falls, the city where she was working. Then she lost her husband to a massive heart attack, just 3 weeks prior to my mother's wedding. In the 1980s, she was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and osteoporosis. By 1987, she was forced to retire due to her condition. She fought every day through the physical and emotional pain, always leaning on God. She was always reading her bible, engaged in daily devotionals, and kept a smile on her face through it all. She has been one of my biggest inspirations. Her favorite color was blue, and that is why my practice carries a blue theme throughout the office and branding. 

The plant you have received is a clipping off of a philodendron named Hazel's Hope. It was gifted to me by my grandmother in 2006 during a big life struggle I was going through. It has lived on since, and it is a constant reminder to me that no matter what life throws at you, give it to God and put a smile on your face. Because He's got it handled.

 

I pray this little plant brings the same hope and light into your life as it has mine. 

Hazel's Hope

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