Tuesday, September 7, 2010

when life gives you sunflowers...

cherish them!

I don't think  I've  ever had a bouquet of sunflowers before...

I've  always been a pink rose kind of girl.
This morning my grandson
 brought me these 
from the weed patch out back behind the barn.

So like any self-respectin' grandma would do
I put them into my bestest ironstone pitcher 
and gave them the place of honor they deserved:
   the kitchen windowsill.

After he left...I was a-gazin and a-thinkin'...this is kind-of my life right now...it's a new season...different (oh, so different) than what I am used to...but pretty in its own way???? 

Hmmm...maybe...just maybe.

That is my prayer today

to see the beauty in today.

even if it's not what I'm used to.

PS. that is the dasher from an ice cream maker that my girl is licking . We do love our paint here but not that much:)...more than a few of you asked about that:)

PSS.the haircuts...
hers: is darling...


Linda said...

Wonderful message, Rene...and your daughter's haircut looks really great! Pretty young woman!

sissie said...

Sometimes it's hard to welcome change but we have to make the best out of what life gives us.
Your message is so true.

Your granddaughter is a real cutie.


Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Absolutely lovely!!

Southern Belle said...

Oh, it was ice-cream! Yummy.

Your daughters new haircut is so cute!

Debra@Common Ground said...

ahhh Rene, you are so right. See the beauty God has for us, no matter what season we are in. Good to remember,
hugs and love,

A Cottage Muse said...

And yours?

I sensing you don't like it...maybe a little ice cream will help?

I bet it looks wonderful!

CeCe said...

I can't say enough about your beautiful blog.
It seems we both got Sunflowers today from very special men in our lives. While I love ( always do ! :) ) your beautiful post more than mine I am certainly cherishing my Sunflowers, as you are yours !

Sandi said...

Her haircut IS cute...where is your picture?? :)
Love your pretty sunflowers too.

kpaints said...

Absolutely beautiful....sunflowers and daughter!

Busy As Can Be said...

She made me want to go pull out the ice cream maker and get busy!

podso said...

Yes, her haircut is darling. And yours? And the sunflowers. What a thoughtful grandson. And smart. He already knows to bring the ladies flowers.