She’s Coming Back
Several weeks back, I noticed my beloved La Marne rose, the one that touched my heart when we were looking at this house some eleven plus years back, had some damage from the winter’s harsh ice storms. You could tell she was an old rose by the size of her trunks and she reached over seven feet tall. I have not done much to her over the years save the normal pruning of dead limbs and deadheading the roses. I had to cut her back drastically to give her a chance at new life.
Today She’s Blooming Again
I walked over to my dear rose, I hadn’t been able to take a good look at her in a couple weeks. I see a lot of new growth and several rose buds. I love the color of new growth. I see where I need to prune some more – some branches didn’t make it, but overall she’s making a wonderful recovery.
This time of the year there’s an old fashioned bulb that makes it’s appearance – it is known as the Surprise Lily or Naked Lady. I have several blooming and several just beginning. I love the beautiful translucent shades of pink with a touch of purple to these blooms. We had quite the deluge of rain yesterday, so everything is saturated. That, however, doesn’t diminish the beauty of this flower.
The Harshness of Life
Sometimes we are required to face some harsh situations in our lives and we need to give some necessary attention to do what is necessary. For these past few months I knew there was something I personally had to deal with physically. After a routine exam I was told I needed a few more procedures to determine what was going on. Based upon my retelling of my personal experiences and upon test results I’ve been told I needed a procedure to remove what might be causing the problem – it is called a polyp. This and the surrounding conditions warrant a biopsy to determine whether it is pre-cancerous or cancer. If it is not, it is a growth similar to a skin tag. If it is cancer, my Dr. said that it can be addressed and that if I were to get cancer – it is the ‘best one to get’ because the prescribed treatment should completely eliminate the cancer. I was scheduled to go in for the procedure this morning, but we’re having to delay a little bit.
Bloom No Matter What
I have to admit, I had what I call some marshmallow moments when the thought of this procedure, anesthesia and the financial cost to us overwhelmed me. But, my heart has been stilled, I realized I have so many things I still want to do to see and to experience. There are others who have faced more serious situations and have come through it beautifully. I want to do just the same – just like my beloved La Marne. I want to continue to bloom for my LORD no matter what the outcome.
I am reminded of what I wrote when I first started this blog – my pledge of ‘toujours’, French for ‘always’
I have determined to remind myself to apply this word to my life.
Toujours is a French adverb that means,
“Always, Anyway, Any How, At Least and Still”
I liked the sound of the word and thought
that in my words, actions and deeds if I first thought
To remind myself that I wanted to strive to be
Don’t the people in our lives deserve the best we can give?
Don’t we ourselves deserve to be the best we can be?
I want to be
a haven of peacefulness, comfort,
safety for my family and those in my life.
I think it wonderful that we as women can celebrate our
attribute of femininity; that we can bring to our families,
homes and our life abit of delight and bliss.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Know I appreciate you all and you are a complete delight to me! I hope you have a blessed week!
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