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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

A Single Rose



We used to have 12 rose bushes around the yard, but due to circumstances beyond our control we had to let them go. Hub used to cut them and bring them into the house each week. We had every color under the rainbow. Some of them died from disease, the others we had to pull out because we wanted the room for something else. Roses take a lot of work to keep them free from disease and because of time constraints and work and illness etc, we decided to give them up. Except for one lil scraggly one in the front. We thought it was going to die, but it just keeps on giving.

Here's the first bud getting ready to burst. When I saw it I smiled, then cried. (that's what I do lately as you all know). Each year, hub would go out and snip the very first rose and place it in a bud vase and leave it on the table for me. Every year!!! I've had a lot of first roses over time and this bud is my reminder of his love.



"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~Author Unknown

Peace

26 comments:

WillThink4Wine said...

Oh my gosh, now I'm crying! Isn't it funny how a simple thing can touch a memory we have tucked away and overwhelm us.

Paul said...

I love roses Odat!

buffalodickdy said...

Roses are alot of work... Most things worthwhile usually are...

Sarge Charlie said...

That is very nice miss odat.

Christy said...

It is a beautiful rose. I bet he is smiling down on you right now and will be making sure that rose gets a lot of light.

Deb said...

Hugs

Roger said...

Thats a very nice rose!

Jeff B said...

Perhaps hubby is up their nurturing that rose along just for you to enjoy. That one lonely plant survived for a reason ya know.

The CEO said...

{{{Odat}}} I'm crying right along with you.Thank you.

Monty

the teach said...

Odat, my eyes are filled with tears...it's a beautiful rose.

citizen of the world said...

The rose is lovely, of course, but the meaning in it for you is what is truly beautiful.

On a limb with Claudia said...

I love roses - and what a wonderful story and what a blessing. Love like that is heaven sent, and never ending. What a great love you share.

((hug))

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

that is the sweetest thing honey...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxooxoxxo

Akelamalu said...

I think your hub is looking after that one rose bush just for you honey. x

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

How beautiful Odat. How beautiful. Big hug and lotsa lovies honey. :)

Vixen said...

How that rosebush keeps surviving is a lot like how you keep going. Strength, love and determination.

Peace and hugs to you, Odat.

Dianne said...

the rose made me teary and the quote made me outright cry.

we have a scraggly old rose bush out front. she just popped up out of nowhere the year after we moved in, none of the neighbors remember roses ever being there so I decided Nana was saying hello

hugs Odat

Sarge Charlie said...

you have good taste in favorite songs...

Patti said...

That scrawny rose bush is tough enough to survive in NYC, yet offers a beautiful flower. Tough but tender, a nice combination...

Ralph said...

odat, I wrote the last comment. And I mean it. It seems that he hasn't forgotten. A tribute to love...it is so nice!

Odat said...

Thanks all for your comments...I really do appreciate your kind thoughts! :-)
Peace

Patti said...

Odat, this post brought a tear to my eye. I love roses too.

You have lovely memories.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

I have a tear in my eye, and hugs just for you.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

That is a wonderful story and it is wonderful that it is your story....yours and your hubby's. How wonderfully precious.

jennifer said...

Precious Odat. How amazing that it is blooming for you.

Jennifer

crazy working mom said...

Beautiful post. It made me smile, then cry. I have a yellow rose bush that I like to think that my Grandpa keeps alive. He loved yellow roses. Everything else around it is dead. I never do anything with the bush, but every year it thrives. :)