Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fragrance of Days Gone By

I just LOVE
I love the look
the feel
the smell
of them.
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,
each blossom.
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
have life.
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
this Summer.
Why is this Summer special?
For many reasons
but here are my top three~
In December
Chelsea & her little family moved into the house on the corner,
just 2 doors over.
In June
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
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


  1. Yay for Scott's recovery! Woo hoo! That's so wonderful! Also, how fantastic that your kids are close by. Our kids are, too. I love my grands and I like it when they water the flowers! I like the idea of small nosegays for carrying around on any given day. I might ask the flower people at my grocery store to make me a posy every now and then, just because!

    1. Thank you! It is very fantastic to have our kids so close. We just love it! How many grandkids do you have? I think you should have little posy's made when you like :)

  2. So many things to be grateful for Danette, especially Scott's clean bill of health - keep on enjoying every moment of every day xx

    1. Hello Miss Jen~
      We certainly will! Life is a precious thing that moves along quickly. We must capture each moment with out loved ones :)
      Love to You,

  3. Oh my friend, so much to be thankful for. i love that your family is so close and that your Scott is cancer free for two years! That is fantastic.
    Blessings to you,

    1. Hello Dear Meredith!
      Yes indeed! We have much to be thankful for!!!
      We treasure each moment in a whole new way now...
      Cancer changes all of us...sometimes for the better :) {once the tough stuff is over}. God is Good.
      Love to You Dear,

  4. So Happy Danette that Scott is cancer free too.. I too love flowers and dried ones at that.. I always have them hanging some where.. I'd like it if my grandbabies lived close by we did with my one daughter for a year then she moved and I later moved by home by Mom .. now they are mostly scattered but not to far.. Happy weekend.. we do have more than our lives to be grateful for.. with love Janice

    1. Thanks Dear Janice!
      I love to hang dried flowers around the house too. At least you kids are not TOO far. Keeping them close is not always easy once they grow and leave the nice to be close your Mom.
      Have a lovely week,


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