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Growing up, my mama always had this cactus by her kitchen sink. It was ALWAYS green. I never knew what kind of cactus it was and somehow I never remember it having pink flowers on it's ends.
When my parents moved, mom had one too many plants to take with her, so she gave me this little fella. A few months later, my friend Kate sent me a photo of the same plant her mother gave her...except hers was blooming.
Turns out, it's called a Christmas Cactus.
On December 1st this year, I was getting out the Christmas decorations and I walked past the constantly green heirloom, only to notice that it had BLOOMED while I was decorating for Christmas! It's funny how nature knows the seasons.
Tis the season to celebrate our Savior's birth and the newness of life.