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.