Thursday, February 26, 2009

flowers for papa

  • spring comes late here or at least nights with no frost
  • we generally plant our gardens after May 15
  • last year as papa hubby got weaker and
  • finally he could only walk out
  • on to the balcony
  • I wanted to brighten the corner where he was
  • but it was too early for bedding plants
  • and I did not have time to go anywhere
  • to find bedding plants already in flower
  • nor could I even bring the planters in at night
  • to keep them from freezing
  • and I could not leave dear papa alone
  • so I could walk to our local stores
  • so I decided to do plastic flowers and
  • got a ride to our local dollar store and
  • Miss Ashley stayed home with papa
  • and I bought flowers in many colors
  • and Ashley got the scissors and
  • we planted the flowers for papa
  • he loved them- we had every color of the rainbow
  • and we were able to fill our planters
  • with joyful plastic flowers
  • this was one of our miracles
  • that God blessed us with----
  • the flowers are still there in the planters
  • and we have been blessed
  • with colors all winter long
  • -I remember the day our doctor cried
  • because I wanted to take papa on a trip
  • not long, not far but some where
  • and the doctor said
  • take him to his balcony and
  • let him hear the birds sing
  • bring the grass to him
  • and let him feel the earth one more time
  • and then the doctor
  • told us how sorry he was not to be
  • able to help papa go past our balcony
  • thank God for plastic flowers
  • and then God sent us two birds
  • papa made a lot of birdhouses
  • and feeders but for the first
  • time a mama bird came and made
  • a nest in one of papa's houses
  • and we would sit very quiet
  • as she bird and he bird
  • would sing love songs to each other
  • and the grass grew green
  • it was wonderful taking
  • trips out to the balcony with papa
  • it was a wonderful spring
  • filled with
  • blessings and miracles

hugs from Meme

2 comments:

Mildred said...

Isn't it amazing the blessings that God gives us? Many years ago, God sent hummingbirds to my daddy's window after he got too weak to leave the bed. Those hummingbirds were such a joy to watch. God bless you and Miss Ashley this weekend.

Leslie ~ HarvestHomePrimitives said...

Beautiful post!