May 20, 2011

Let Love bloom

 It was recently Nurse Appreciation Week. 
I was in N.C. with my in-laws.  I felt like I got to experience a second Spring!!  It was beautiful.
I brought this bouquet to the nurses helping Hubby's Dad.  It started with a pot & oasis from like 2 or 3 years ago that I had sent MIL flowers in.  I used a sharpie marker to embelish it with words like Joy, Love, Peace..all around the rim.
 This is their rosemary bush.  I have to rub it and smell my hand often while I'm there.  I also have to sigh that I cannot grow the amazing herb myself??  Our climates are similar but I must not treat mine right.  I probably give it too much attention & water and she just ignores this and look at it!!  Our bouquet was stuffed full with this as the base.  It smelled divine.  She picked it herself!
 She got 3 rose bushes from the woods years ago and they all bloomed while I was there.  I learned for the 1st time this trip that this is called 7 sisters and it is such a sweet lil rose.  The smell is ever so sweet but very faint.  It grows in clumps.  It went into the pot too. lol
Then, I took a 1 mile hike to the road to collect the daisies and yellow wildflowers.  The smell of honey-suckle where I was picking the flowers was heady!!  It took me right back to my childhood at my G-parents home that had a huge bush.
She even had a floral pick for us to prop our butterfly card onto.  It felt right to put this together and give it.  I wrote a scripture inside to thank them for their selfless service to others.

Choose Love & Grace!!  It changes the atmosphere!!  I really got to see this in a special way...even thru this simple act.

xox, DeniseMarie 


  1. Denise, the bouquet is beautiful!

  2. Wow my favorite kind of flowers...from the yard and from the heart!!

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham


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