I love making flower arrangements
Little bitty ones
And great big blousey ones.
For the past few growing seasons
I’ve been the “unofficial” flower supplier
For my church each Sunday.
It’s a joy to do
For an appreciative congregation and minister.
So earlier this week when John asked
If this week’s arrangements would be pink & blue
The wheels began to turn.
What better way to celebrate the birth of our grandchildren.
After all…they come from a long line
Of gardeners, ranchers and farmers.
Their parents are lovers of nature,
Hiking, running, fly fishing and gardening.
Honoring their births with flowers makes sense.
So Harper Katherine and Henry Ellington
Welcome to the world.
It’s hard not to think about their new young lives
And what they will grow to be.
Their gene pool is wide and deep.
Filled with great similarities among both sides of the family
And vast differences.
Watching their futures unfold
Seeing them pick and choose from their heritage
And mixing in who they will to grow to be
Will be one of the great joys of my life.
I’m very new to this grandmother thing
But I’m guessing having hopes and dreams for your grandchildren
Is pretty common.
I hope they are lovers of nature.
That they will learn to observe
And to wander.
To see God and know God
In all the beauty he has created.
17 responses to “H2W”
The flowers this morning were gorgeous! Should’ve known they were yours by their vibrance.
Thanks, Stephanie. So glad you are a part of this caring community.
Beautiful post and beautiful arrangements! They are some lucky little ones to have you as their Gigi, I have 3 that can confirm that! 🙂
Thanks, Torry – your three were my “grandmother training girls”!
WE LOVED the flowers today. They were gorgeous!!
Glad you enjoyed them. Planning on lots of flowers for FPC Celebration weekend!
Well said Gigi!
Thank you, my friend.
Hi Gail! I am so excited for them. What fun!! It certainly brings back some memories as I looked at their sweet pictures. Thanks for sharing and I hope everything is going well. Love, Hallie
I’ll bet it brings back memories. It’s fun to watch them all grow and “bloom”.
The flowers were beautiful and so were the babies. Lucky you. Happy grandmothering!! I am 86 and my grandchildren are the joy of my old age. Two of them have been helping me with my gardens for nearly ten years and they have become experts and we have had such fun together.
How wonderful, June, I’m looking forward to afternoons of gardening with H2W.
Congratulations and welcome to the best part. Knowing you Gigi they will do and love all the things you wish for them. They are darling and you my dear friend, are about to have a ball!
Congratulations to the Wynne family. I am so happy for you. Welcome Hannah and Henry. Love, Sue Taylor
Thank you, Sue
Thanks, Suellen. You are right. I’m about to discover what you have known for years. I’m thinking I’ll finally get it on every level!
Congratulations!!! I had not heard and I am just catching up on blogs now that my kids are back in school. What a sweet family. So happy for you all and Elliott.