Friday, April 24, 2015

Dear Daughters: There Are Always Roses

Roses in my Garden 2015

My Roses Spring 2015


Dear Daughters,

Thank goodness there are always roses to grow ,
or a meal to prepare, or a friend’s particularly good advice to absorb, or an errand to run, or Leaves candles to burn, or a flea market to frequent.


You have your own list, I know.


These are the creative and necessary duties of life that distract us (in the most positive way possible) when our worry threatens our peace.


I am a great fan of distractions.


I imagine your Great Grandmother Mills’ list included things like hanging clothes on the line, or sweeping the kitchen floor, or working in her garden, or acts of kindness.


So don’t judge your postponement of worry time when other things call.


Just enjoy them.


I love you, and you have been my greatest distraction,

Mom

                                                                         Linking to Simple and Sweet Friday at Rooted in Thyme

and

Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House

15 comments:

Stacey said...

I just love your writing, Laura. Missed your posts. ;)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So nice stopping by to visit!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a sweet and charming post, love it when you talk to your girls! There are always roses is beautiful.

I'm so happy to see you, dear friend!

Nancy
xo

Michelle said...

Wonderful words for your girls.

Gigi Harlan - artist said...

Awww, that is so sweet! It reminds me of when my own daughters apologize for not calling or visiting because they are so busy with their own kids, jobs and chores. Beautiful!

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I'm applauding!
and smiling.
I kid you not, I visited a hand-full of blogs this evening and saw many comments from you on those blogs (yes, we travel in the same circles)
I thought, I need to pop over.
IMAGINE my surprise...when I clicked over to my Own BLOG... and there you had left me a kind note.
{hugs}

happy to see you post (and a Dear Daughters too!)

enjoy your weekend.
I finished now. ;)

Elizabethd said...

Roses already! How lovely.

Pura Vida said...

So sweet. Your way is so pleasant

Donnamae said...

So happy to hear your sage advice once again! I've missed your posts! Have a happy distracted weekend! ;)

JB said...

How beautifully said! Love you and your girls!

Missy George said...

Well said..sweet post..

Loui♥ said...

I know you been pretty distracted of late,but I'm so happy to see you again!
you've been greatly missed..
by the way, is the Zebra rug still residing with you?
thank God for roses and white spray paint!
hugs..smiles too!
Loui

trash talk said...

In 132 words (and yes...I counted them!)you have taught what it takes most people years to learn.
"Dear Daughters"...I have missed thee!
XO
Anthony

Dayle said...

Yes, we'd all be loony were it not for our distractions.

Pondside said...

A daughter is one of life's loveliest distractions!

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