I just LOVE
I love the look
Being unable to part with them,
I always dry them.
As time goes by I have discovered
that I actually like them best
when they are dried.
They carry with them the
fragrance of days gone by.
There are always precious memories
attached to each bouquet,
They make my heart happy
and sometimes bring a tear to my eyes
while I stand for a moment's recollection.
These roses were a Mother's Day gift
from my 6 year old granddaughter,
who knows and shares her Grammy's love for all things that
Gabby had the honor
of being the flower girl
in her Mommy's best friend's wedding
a couple of weeks ago.
While still in her beautiful array of clothing,
with her hair piled up in curls,
she ran down to Grammy's
to ask me to dry her little bouquet.
I put them in an old Coca~Cola bottle
and plan to set them on her dresser today
for her to find when she returns home
from a day out with her Daddy.
They turned out rather sweet.
The hydrangeas grow in massive quantity
in my daughter
Every time I look at them I will remember
Why is this Summer special?
For many reasons
but here are my top three~
Chelsea & her little family moved into the house on the corner,
just 2 doors over.
Hilary and her hubby
moved into the house across the street.
This is the very first Summer
Scott & I have had our children living so close.
What a fun, beautiful BLESSING it has been.
And #3 ~
In September we will hit the 2 year mark from Scott's Pancreatic Cancer.
He is cancer free.
His energy comes back bit by bit... gradually,
and we are so
THANKFUL TO GOD.
All in all ~
it's been a good
And now it's August already.
I believe there are good things in store.
May you all not only be Blessed beyond belief in this month ahead,
but also be an abundant blessing to those around you.
"But thanks be to God,
who always leads us in triumph in Christ,
and manifests through us the sweet aroma
of the knowledge of Him
in every place.
For we are a
fragrance of Christ to God..."
2 Corinthians 2:14 ~ 15