Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dear Daughters


Dear Daughters,

This beautiful flower journeyed to my

yard ,

initially as one of several bulbs,

in the hands

of Enedelia,

a humble, and wonderful lady.

There is an odyssey of sorts here.

Her sister in Mexico grows these flowers,

who gave the bulbs to a second sister,

who in turn gave them to Enedelia,

who gave a few bulbs to me.


I don’t know if there is a pleasure more genuine than that.

I hope you always remember that.



There are all sorts of ways of looking at things,

but Enedelia’s generosity

says it clearly.

*Share what you enjoy with someone who enjoys the same thing.

*Share your offering in its humblest form and not in

its store bought form.

You clip the cutting, share the bulbs , bake the bread, or

make the pot of soup.

*Enjoy what happens next.






Sandra said...

I love your letters to your daughters. You "rock". ;-) XOXO

Karen said...

Ladybug Creek

Blondie's Journal said...

Great advice, Laura.


Unknown said...

Wonderful write, Laura.

Have a beautiful week ~

NanaDiana said...

Truer words were never spoken, Laura...Your daughters are blessed to have such a wise Mom! xxoo Diana

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Just too sweet! Nothing like these daughters!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

So so beautiful. Pure and simple advice.

trash talk said...

When you "write" a letter to your daughters, I always add my name in parentheses after the dear. I need instruction too you know, to be abundantly happy.

Connie said...

Inspiration to say the least....thank you.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Just beautiful, Laura. Happy Sunday!

Theresa said...

Some of my most favorite plants are those shared! I have plants that came from my my Mama and Aunts:) Have a blessed day with your beauties! HUGS!

Deb said...

great advice great photo...

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful truth Laura. I just may pass your post on to my own two daughters. There is always a little of ourselves to share and not the store bought kind. Love it.

Brenda Pruitt said...

You write so beautifully, it's such a delight to read your posts!

nancygrayce said...

Came over from someone else's blog to visit! Beautiful flowers and wonderful advice!

Nancy said...

This is a lovely post. Wise words indeed. :)

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Laura, you have the great ability share with your daughter's what's truly important. You are a special lady and mother to those wonderful daughters. They are truly blessed.


Sarah said...

Sage advice indeed. I always smile when I read what you have to share.
Your daughters are lucky women. ~ Sarah

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