Monday, June 15, 2009

The Days we wait for...

We all have days that we wait for, long to arrive for some its Christmas day, or a special birthday, or the long awaited first day of summer. For me few days bring as much joy as the day my first peony blooms each tender pink petal unfolding to reveal its inner beauty and sweet aroma.
There is a reason I'm so fond of these gorgeous flowering miracles, My Mother in law planted these many years ago on the property of our summer house. The first year they did not bloom as peonies are temperamental that way. Two years in a row my nephew who was helping with yard work cut them down mistaking them for weeds, she cried that second year one of the few times I witnessed her shed tears. The following summer we had a flower box put in to protect them...and the workman pulled them up in the process, the flowers again did not bloom. Sadly Rose never did get to see her beloved peonies bloom, the summer following her passing we had 6 splendid flowers. they will always remind me of her spirit, so tough and enduring but also an inner beauty saved only for those who were lucky enough to truly know her.

3 comments:

naturecoastcrafter said...

Shantaie, that is a beautiful story. It warmed my heart today. Thanks for sharing.

Dragonfly Lady said...

What wonderful blooms, a lovely memory of your mother in law.
It appears as though we crossed site info today! I covered cards from a Stampin' Up Class!!

Carolyne said...

Beautiful thoughts with a beautiful flower.