“Your name, O Lord, endures forever, your renown, O Lord, throughout all ages.”
Hello sweet friends…the arctic blast has made its way to the Appalachian Foothills! It’s cold and sunny here, which makes for a perfect morning to stay in and drink coffee! It’s the third Monday of the month and that means it’s time for Monday Morning Blooms…and today is a really special one for me. I hope you’re ready for a story of flowers and friendship!
On my search for flowers this week at our local grocery stores, I was having absolutely no luck. So, what’s a girl to do? I called my favorite florist to see if he could order me coral roses, pale blue hydrangeas, and seeded eucalyptus. He called me the next afternoon to say his truck had arrived and he thought he had what I wanted. When I got there, I went to the back of his shop where he keeps all of his flowers. He had several bunches of roses, but then I saw this particular bunch that I knew was exactly what I was hoping for. Of course I always want to know the name of the variety of rose. It is called “free spirit”, he said. And that led to a sweet time of reminiscing about our dear and mutual friend that fit the name of the roses perfectly. Putting together this week’s Monday Morning Blooms was very special and enjoyable for me as it took me down a road of precious memories and one of the sweetest friendships I have ever known…
It was 1974 that I met this bigger than life, bubbly personality, with a south Alabama accent that would melt butter. She had just moved here, and I was immediately drawn to her charm and warmth. She was one that as soon as you met her, you knew you would become friends.