Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Holiday Rose

We have so much to do to finish clearing my father-in-law's house before visiting Family them heading back home to Army Life this weekend, but I wanted to share this with you.

This post will be short and sweet, but it seemd so appropriate for Thanksgiving. This rose reminds me so much of Fall each time I see it I think of how beautiful life is regardless of whether it is cheery and bright or dark and sad. This rose, in all its beauty, was part of a floral arrangement for Dad's funeral. (It's actually a very deep golden yellow and vivid orange.) Beautiful yet sad. But I chose not to dwell on the sadness, but rather the celebration of his life, just as this rose lives on in ths photo, so does Dad live on in our hearts. I'm sure the holidays will be hard for us as well face them so close to losing him, but George and I are thankful we have each other.

Until our next visit ...

6 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Thanks for participating again this week...I really appreciate it. And...with such a beautiful post...very nicely done.

~Happy Thanksgiving blessings to you!

Jan

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a touching post! I'm sorry about your FIL. {{{hugs}}}

I love that you choose to celebrate his life instead of mourning his death. May your holiday season be filled w/ wonderful memories & lots of smiles.

PlantBuddy said...

Such a beautiful rose. You chose well. For yellow roses and their meanings, pls. drop by today. Happy Thanksgiving.

Elizabethd said...

What a beautiful rose, I wonder if you know its name?

Spanish Princess said...

Elizabethd ...
It looks like a Queen Beatrix, but I am not sure.Both of my grandmothers are gifted gardeners and I can barely keep a plant alive. Actually, i am more diliegent with indoor than outdoor. I am so busy and often to forget to water ... did you know that it IS possible to kill cactus!?! I can offer evidence if needed! :)

Anonymous said...

Michelle,
It Beautiful! You chose a beautiful rose and memory for the Rose Wednesday post...Thank you for sharing....May the Lord will keep you and your family with happy memories of your dad. You have a Happy Thanksgiving...and your family will be bless.