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Friday, May 01, 2009

Thank You Heath

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 his family, 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. Thank you Heath for blessing my life in so many ways and for giving me a gift that keeps on giving.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that blooming right now......
love you sister!

11:47 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I just took it this morning. I know you miss living in NC but remember, we've had the air on for 2 weeks now. The flowers are beautiful this year especially the roses and azaleas. Miss you and love you Cheryl!

11:50 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I was glad to see you over at my place today - the roses are so beautiful. I wish I could have more in my yard - we have too much shade.

The spring flowers have been so wonderful here this year - I don't know why they're so great, but it has been such a treat. It's dreary again today, though - not good for our company this week-end. Just so it doesn't snow!

3:43 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Hi Dawn, it's good to hear from you too. I can't believe you are still getting snow. We've had the air on for weeks now. I agree the flowers are beautiful this year and I loved seeing some of yours. I especially loved the tulips and the way they had spread making a beautiful bed of color. Enjoy your company.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

What a beautiful rose. I think most teachers would truly appreciate a gift like this!
xo

7:45 PM  
Blogger the voice of melody said...

How wonderful to grow your own roses! That has to be a sweet blessing indeed. :)

9:18 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Sue it's great to hear from you. i hope all is fine your way. Thanks for stopping by.

Melody, I'm glad you stopped by and hope you will return at some point. Blessings to you.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

It sounds like the perfect gift to me Nancy. The roses are just beautiful. I had a bush very similar to yours, but the deer thought it was dinner.... I couldn't believe they would eat it thorns and all, but they sure did.
Have a blessed sunday Nancy.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Thanks Linda and I hope you have a great Sunday as well. I always appreciate your comments.

12:55 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

It is so cool when a gift survives the years and it significance does not fade. You really should let the student know. I think he would be blessed.

5:45 PM  
Blogger SusieQ said...

I gave my mother a rose bush for Mother's Day one year. That was long ago. But each year she never failed to thank me for that rose bush which served as an annual reminder to her of my gift. She died in early 2001. It seems like just yesterday that she was alive. I miss her.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Flip Flop Floozie said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for stopping by Nancy. I have been so behind lately..so much to do. We leave Thursday this week to pick up my parents and keep them for the summer..so we are off to Illinois.
My post today is similar to yours...go check it out..Sandy

8:28 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Tom~ I took your advise and his mother is so excited to find out making it a blessing for all of us. THANKS!

SusieQ~ I never could have imagined the pleasure one rose bush could give but it makes me think this could be a perfect gift to give others. I know you miss your mom. It makes heaven so much more inviting.

Sandy~ I love your gardenia story...very inspirataional. I will pray for safe travels.

6:23 PM  
Blogger grammy said...

That is a beautiful flower and a good way to be remembered. Our spring is finally shaping up. We left a window open in our room last night (o: The week before I was wish i still had the electric blanket on the bed.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

I like gifts that keep on giving. Beautiful roses.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

Beautiful roses and a great way to remember to keep someone in prayer. :)

1:04 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Thanks Lucy and Cris for stopping by, praying for others is a blessing indeed!

7:48 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks for coming over to visit!

10:34 PM  

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