Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons. – Kahlil Gibran
My giveaway contest to celebrate Small Town Girl is going great. Entries are coming in from all over and you wouldn’t believe how many of us are out there who “never win.” One of those people will be winning those wind chimes and one of my books on July 13. The first prize is two dozen roses and so it seemed the perfect time to ask you to share memories of a time you got a special bouquet or a surprise one. I’m getting the most wonderful stories. Some very short. Some a little funny. Some with a twist. Some showing a lot of love. I’m going to be sharing a few of those stories here and on my Facebook page during the next few weeks. If you haven’t entered the contest yet, you still have time. Just send me an e-mail from my website (you can see complete details of the contest there on my Event page too) or leave a comment here with a way to contact you should be the lucky winner.
is 40 – she gave me a bunch of dandelions in a fruit jar for
Mother’s Day and she was soooo very proud. They were the best flowers
I have ever received.”
by to visit. When I came home I found some flowers picked from my garden along
with a note that said: Hi Grandma, we stopped by and watered your flowers. We
love you! I treasured that note and put it away in my keepsake box. Thinking of that day always brings a smile.”
children had filled the church sanctuary waiting for the ‘solemn’
occasion to begin. As we sat on the edge of our seats, turning to view the
children as they marched in to ‘Pomp and Circumstance,’, imagine my surprise as my
grandchild passed by me and suddenly broke line, ran back to where I was
sitting, and in his most precious voice said, ‘Grandma, this is for
I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, but I
felt extremely honored as his parents, his other grandparents and my husband
were all there. Even though it was not a big bouquet, but one single
small flower that had bloomed among the grassy area, which he picked outside of
the church as the class was waiting their turn to enter the building, in
my eyes it was. What fun it was to recall that day in my life.
flowers once. It was certainly a surprise because he pulled them up from our
garden, roots and all. The thought was there & we did manage to re-plant
most quite successfully.”
Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thanks for reading. More flower stories to come.