daily blessings

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Rewards

This rose bush grows beside my garage... blooming faithfully from spring until fall each year, BLESSING me one bud at a time. But the biggest reward in the blooming of this beautiful flower is the reminder of the precious student that gave it to me, as an end of the year gift, many years ago. Each time I see a new bud, or cut a flower for an indoor vase... I think of this young man, say a prayer for him, and thank God that he was in my kindergarten classroom. It is definitely a gift that keeps on giving, year after year, bloom after bloom. I even dry the petals to use for potpourri giving me a breath of spring throughout the long winter months. If you are thinking of a memorable gift to give a teacher or anyone special in your life, perhaps a rose bush would be an excellent choice... BLESSING someones life for many years to come.

18 Comments:

Blogger gail said...

That's a beautiful rose and great picture Nancy! I've never been very good at getting roses to grow but my Dad was. Nice idea for a gift too.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Morning Glory said...

What a sweet gift from a student. I like that idea. And the rose is beautiful!

10:09 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

What a thoughtful gift. So much more lasting and giving than a coffee mug!
My best friend gave me a rose when my first granddaughter was born and I think of both of them when it blooms!!
xo

10:28 AM  
Blogger Cris said...

That is a very beautiful rose. I love the colors.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

What a great idea for a teacher gift! And I love the color of that rose. I just plain LOVE roses, any color pretty much. We have too much shade for an abundance of roses, but I have one bush that I'll take a picture of when it finally blooms. We also have quite a few miniature ones. So cute.

Kev and I finished Part 9, which is it for now. Kinda sad to be done. Come on over if you have a few minutes.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I had never thought of that, but you are right - it's a lovely idea for a gift. The rose is just beautiful.

8:52 PM  
Blogger It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

A great idea IF the one you give it too can make it grow. I love roses but could never make them grow right!!
Thanks for stopping by!! You are going to be very busy soon with the wedding right? Sandy

10:34 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

How sweet! It's the gift that keeps on giving!

11:43 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I just read your comment and appreciated it so much! I can't remember how we found each other - I wish I could remember how each and every one of us met up. But what a blessing this last year has been!

Thanks again for the kind words. It was quite the journey - and we're still on it. I loved Groovylady's comment that it reminds her of that song Diane has on her blog - "The End . . . of The Beginning."

1:52 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

How special to think that this rose bush lives on for so many years...and can serve as a reminder to pray for the one who gave it to you!
And how sweet that the giver, in this case, use to be in your Kindergarten class!

5:18 PM  
Blogger SusieQ said...

Years ago for Mother's Day I had a rose bush shipped to my mother for planting. She cherished that rose bush immensely. Each year as it bloomed she made a point to thank me again for it.

9:24 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

That's wonderful. Does the young man know it is in your garden and is still blooming and giving you such a blessing?

Josie

9:29 PM  
Blogger Teeny Tiny cabin said...

That is definitely a gift that keeps giving! The lovely rose is a beautiful flower and one of my favorites-so I can understand the joy you receive when your bush blooms. And what a privilege to pray for this young man as your gift continues to bloom!
What a dear and sweet blessing to hear about today!
Have a great day Nancy! Blessings to you-Claudia O.

10:22 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

Julie gets many gifts in her preschool including flowers but she has never gotten a rose bush. What a great idea.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Blessed said...

Beautiful!
You know, I just wanted to tell ya that my life hasn't been a bed of roses the last two weeks.
I felt like the bottom of the barrel. But you know what even as down as I got, I kept thinking (besides my gloom and doom) that life could be worse and that I have so many blessings....more than I deserve. I also, thought about how every rose has it's thorns.
Anyway, your rose inspired me to say that!
Blessings!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Just stopping by to say Hi!

3:50 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

Just dropping in to say hi. :)

9:55 AM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

ditto.
I know what you're probably doing. We're neck-deep in it here, too. In three weeks it's behind us here.

5:01 AM  

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