I received this lovely bouquet for Mother's Day from my daughter Ruth. They arrived in bud form on Saturday,
By Sunday morning of Mother's Day; I found a wonderful surprise of Roses in bloom.
The scent was heavenly...each time I walked past them...
I stopped and smelled the roses!
None of my children were able to be with me this Mother's Day; and I have to admit....it was quite lonely without them, amongst all the other mother's and their families.
To my surprise as Adult Sunday School ended and the smaller children bounced in...followed by one of the Sunday School Teachers... I was handed this lovely Mother's Day treat.
I wanted to cry. This lady is always so thoughtful and this truly touched my heart. At such a time...she knew...as she did last year...that my heart ached for my children. Last year, she and her mother Betty, gave me a sweet card.
( read about Betty at my "A Creative Heart" blog post...A Special Luncheon 2008)
Even though all the Mother's at church that day received a lovely carnation corsage...this was the most meaningful.
Maybe she'll never know the depth of her thoughtfulness...but, it made me feel like I had "celebrated" Mother's Day after all...I felt with this small token of Love, not only her care for me...but it brought back those moments when my children were small and would have handed me these precious gifts.
How thankful I am for the people in my life who touch each day with kindness...
One moment...can make such a difference. One moment...can bring unexpected Joy.
One moment...if you stop and smell the Roses... can fill your heart with LOVE.
Proverbs 17:8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: withersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
THIS IS THE DAY...I think from now on...when I stop to smell the roses...I'll remember the loving bouquet sent from my daughter and the kindness of a sister in Christ.