Beautiful memories of a sweet day visiting our family in Connecticut!
Thoughtful Easter blooms from Jennifer and Susan...
"The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You're one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
a cloud come over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you're two months back in the middle of March."
- Robert Frost
A friend recently asked me if I'd read Ann Voskamp's book "1000 Gifts". She said it wad a great blessing to her during a difficult time in her life. I went to Ann's website and came across this page with the video below.
B E A U T I F U L ...
This is Wanda B. Goines. At the time this video was filmed she was 92 years old.
She calls this poem “The Gift Wrap & The Jewel“. The words are printed below.
(an excerpt from)
A Little Budding Rose
by Emily Bronte
It was a little budding rose,
Round like a fairy globe,
And shyly did its leaves unclose
Hid in their mossy robe,
But sweet was the slight and spicy smell
It breathed from its heart invisible.
Thanks again, Susan!
I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
incline your ear to me; hear my words.
Wondrously show your steadfast love,
O Savior of those who seek refuge
from their adversaries at your right hand.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings,
from the wicked who do me violence,
my deadly enemies who surround me.
My friend Susan Miller of Sue's Nook fame created this beautiful herbal fairy rock garden and wrote this delightful poem to go along with it! Check out Sue's other thoughts, poems, stories and more... here!
Dancing with Fairies
by Susan Witmer Miller
Are you feeling sad
And a little blue?
Come along with me --
there's a place for you.
Follow the rainbow,
Tiptoe past the moon,
And glide over stars --
You'll arrive there soon.
When you reach that land --
Sadness turns to joy
No more hurts or fear.
Snuggle with a rabbit
Play tag with a deer
Dance with a humming bird
Stay a day or a year.
In the land of fairies
Your youth will return.
As your cares melt away,
You'll dance among the ferns.
Stroll among the herbs --
Daydream by the pond --
With this peaceful place --
You'll form a lasting bond.
When your visit ends
You'll feel refreshed and free
And grateful for your journey
To the land of Fantasy!
“Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes...”
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