Friday, August 14, 2009

~A ROSE IS A ROSE - Sweet Sentiment on a Lonely Day~

GORGEOUS PINK BLOOMS

OK...forgive me! I'm a braggart when it comes to the random display of love and affection. I can't help myself. Save the Valentine Chocolates and the over-ripe red roses (assembly-line style, of course) that men seem to turn to when trying desperately to be romantic...

GIVE ME THIS INSTEAD...

PETITE REMEMBRANCE - JUST PERFECT

The doorbell rang unexpectedly early yesterday morning at my La Chaumière de Briarwood. I was still in my PJ's at 9AM when I opened the door to the friendly face of an older man holding a petite bouquet of gorgeous flowers~

Nothing could have been sweeter for my lonely heart at that very moment! Just knowing my hubby of many, many years had been thinking of me, stopping long enough to place an order for my favorite pink blooms, made a huge difference in what proved to be a long, yet wonderful day.

In a world where relationships crumble faster than the rising of the sun, today I again find thankfulness I've never had to experience the bitter cup of a troubled marriage.

Whatever I was...whatever I am...whatever I shall be...I would give away to him.

Blessings to you as you value all you love and hold dear...Rebecca

31 comments:

Lynns Lovelies said...

Awww Rebecca those are just so beautiful and sweet! True love is to be cherished in every way and never to be taken for granted...
Just lovely!
Enjoy each bloom...

Hugs,
Lynn♥


~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

hpabate said...

What a beautiful boquet. Congratulations on being loved, it's a wonderful feeling. Thank you for everything you have done to show love towards my family, it is something that could never be forgotten or repaid. You are a true beautiful Christian. Thank you. I hope to meet you when I drive down there in a week or so, we will have to get together and chat.

Blessings for you and your family,
Heidi

ceekay said...

Oh how precious. I love a bunch of flowers from the grocery store when my husband surprises me...it is just as good as a huge arrangement of long stem roses!!

Marilyn said...

I feel the fortune of a solid marriage everytime I think about the 41 years we have been together. All the good, all the bad, all the life, all the death. It is like riding a roller coaster.... you just never know when you will drop off that high top & it will take your breath away. That is life!
This week has been good for us... We have worked together everyday on our property & home. It is a common goal & our pride & joy!
OMG... He makes my heart go pitty-pat after all these years!
Love You,
Marilyn
xxoo

Vicki said...

Hi, Rebecca,
I love your sweet bouquet. I am with you. I would rather have a small cottage flower type bouquet than any thing too big and overpowering. Sending best wishes your way. Vicki

jojo said...

true love is so inspiring!

The Nelsons said...

This is one of the MANY reasons I look up to what you and Steve have together - and I feel SO LUCKY to have a hubby whose parents are SO IN LOVE almost 31 years later!! It makes me THAT MUCH MORE confident that we will have the same love in the future that we have today!!

Love you the MOST!!

DeeDee said...

Awesome...like I said in a earlier post he is a lucky man and you a lucky women...what a great blessing to see such love...beautiful roses and those pics are awesome.

hugs and enjoy your wonderful day.

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Oh Rebecca, you are so blessed to have a wonderful husband. I read about all the blogging ladies that have wonderful husbands and I wonder what all of you have done to be the blessed ones. All of you have done something right. I have been blessed, not with a husband, but with children. And I never try to out guess God. I just thank him for my wonderful children. Guess not all of us are meant to be married.
Your flowers are beautiful!!!!!
Hugs,
Pat

June said...

Hi sweet Rebecca,
Your husband is definitely a keeper, girl.
How blessed you are among women.
Hugs,
June

Piney Rose said...

So sweet....don't know what I would do without my sweet man either!

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

They are really beautiful!! Hugs! Connie

common ground said...

So very sweet to be thought of and remembered. The bouquet is lovely.
Debra

Lisa said...

So beautiful! You are indeed a lucky gal!

Andrea said...

How beautiful! And how thoughtful! You are both blessed to have each other and your family!

God is so good. I thank Him for bringing my dear sweet husband into my life.

Blessings to you this Thursday evening. Your granddaughter is beautiful and does look like Audrey Hepburn.

Andrea

P.S. Thank you for your comments. I truly treasure them!

Maryjane~Sweet Sassy Sadie Lee's Granddaughter said...

What a beautiful blog you have Rebecca! Very unlifting and encouraging! Thanks for your sweet visit to my new little blog!

Hugs,
Maryjane

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Rebecca, they are lovely, just like you... thank you for your beautiful photos and inspiring thoughts always... Julie Marie

Sares said...

Lucky you, I bet your heart just melted and you must be missing him like crazy!

Willow said...

That was so sweet of him. You are very lucky to have a great husband and I think he is lucky to have a great wife.

Willow

Deanna said...

PRAISE GOD!!! Another marriage did not bite the dust. This is a success story that people need to hear.
There is victory in Jesus.
A troubled marriage stabilized by two people WANTING to have the marriage saved and God's help.

The flowers are beautiful.
d

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a sweet wonderful gift from this great husband of yours. The unexpected thoughtfulness is such a gift and this charming bouquet says it all, "You are loved!"

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Dearest Rebecca, I hope your hubby is on his way home...or already there. I have thought of you so often this week.


Rejoice....you understand your blessings. That is a gift in itself. Beautiful flowers.

Hugs and more hugs,
Barb

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

*sigh* He is sooo romantic! Oh you lucky girl :)
Hugs,
Amy

marydon said...

Rebecca ~ I love the precious note the children left you ... it is hopeful that all can have the years together as hav you, tho rare nowadays. That is such a sweet tribute to you both ...

Just remember that the stallion is galloping across country to be back in your love tomorrow ... enjoy his safe arms once again.

How absolutely from the heart sweet are the flowers, I know Steve missed you equally as much, my friend. Hugs, Marydon

Hugs of love, Marydon

Jean Tuthill said...

What a beautiful bouquet, it is so sweet. Steve is so roamntic, you are a lucky girl to be loved so much. Have a wonderful weekend.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Rebecca, what a lovely post.
I loved it. You are so fortunate!
What a cute little form. Yes..white does it..
My new little shelf is going white as is my quilt rack and coffee table. SO many plans! :)
I didn't win the stocking...I cleverly lurked ...and then forgot!
Sigh! :) Aw well. I hope the lucky lady is delight with her win!
There is always something wonderful coming up. :)
Love and hugs to you my sweet friend.
Mona

Mary H said...

~~That is sooo sweet!!...he is thinking of his beloved!! Excited for you to have him home!! Hugs, Mary H.

Linda said...

Hi,
You sure do a sweet and lovely job transforming a black object into a creamy white! I love it. Do you mind sharing where you found that 24.99 beauty? I have seen them at Hobby Lobby. Now I have two reasons to go back there!
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey Reb,
Thanks for the muffin recipe. I'm going make them for my Dave when we're in our family cottage in the North Woods next week. Iley

TheMuffinMan said...

Thankfully I learned a thing or two from my old Dad over the years... :)

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

B loved my sweet friend...

Beautiful flowers even more beautiful jesture... you are truely loved...

Lyn xxx

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