“There is something inspiring and sublime about the little forget-me-not flower. I hope it will be a symbol of the little things that make your lives joyful and sweet.” ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf
figurine reminds me of a very special man…
was a striking figure, blond with green eyes like emeralds. On this particular
summer day in 1927 whilst vacationing on the seaside, he rescued a young woman
(on the main staircase of the hotel her family owned) from
striking dark haired, dark eyed young woman. A rebel (even by our standards
these days), she thought to chase him away and surprised herself by not only
going on a date but telling him her life story: She’d lost the love of her life
in a motorcycle accident only months before and just given birth as an unwed
mother to a beautiful little girl.
course and the baby girl was not just adopted but loved by this man as the
apple of his life. There were other children later on but no one was more proud
than him when he presented her as his daughter!
wedding anniversary (but for the duration of WW 2), he offered his wife, my
grand’Mother a little posy of these precious flowers… In 1960 when he passed
away much too soon (having lost a lung to mustard gas, he lived with only one
lung ), she made sure his grave would have perpetual Forget Me Nots and thus
they bloom still to this day.
Remember, I’ve got the two contests going. The first one you enter by sending me an e-mail or with a comment here. Two prizes, the forget-me-not figurine and a beautiful heart necklace plus one of my books, and if you’re one of those never win people, then you tell me that and you’ll be entered in a special drawing for a Prayer Journal and one of my books. You can only enter that contest once. (Complete details on my News & Events Page)
I’m also giving away five books here to my blog readers only. To enter the blog only contest, just leave a comment on any blog post before the end of June. Each comment on a new post gets you a new entry. Remember, you have to be eighteen to enter, and the paper book is for USA or Canada only, but if you live overseas, you can win an e-book version of one of my books. Plus, right now, you can still download the e-book of Scent of Lilacs free. 322 Amazon reviews so far and the vast majority have been kind. Whew! That’s always a relief.
“And the day came when the risk to stay tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.” ~Anais Nin