Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Two Special Days

My hubby and I have been celebrating our birthdays together. We are one day apart. Mine is on the 17th and his is on the 18th.

For my birthday, Mark gifted me with a lovely bouquet of 2 dozen, cream-coloured roses (above). I love the ones that are at Costco, so that's where he got them.

For a long time now, I have been displaying another bouquet on my dresser top. These are the long stems my mother sent me when I had surgery in January of 2004. It was a rare spontaneous gesture when nothing was expected. It meant more to me than almost anything else, except a birthday cake my mom sent to me when I turned 20 and was far away from home.

For the last five years, I haven't wanted to take down these flowers, especially after my mother passed away in 2006. Now, my husband's flowers have center stage, but I believe that I will still find a place for my mother's flowers somewhere else in my room.


Alexandra said...


Myrnie said...

What beautiful bouquets, and lovely reminders of how much you're loved!

How is your son doing??

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

What a lovely post.

I hope your birthdays were great.

Laura said...

A wonderful birthday to you both. :)

Trish said...

Aw.....what a very sweet post. I love that you two have birthday's so close...how romantic is that?! Elizabeth...I have posted your raisin cookies you once gain me AGAIN! grin....they are wildly popular in my home and at work....here tis the link


Of course, I did a link back ...Hope you are having a wonderful week.....life has been too hectic for me. No real time to post these days. However, as I am always in the kitchen, the food blog remains active, that is for sure! Grin.