Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Grandmother by Any Other Name ...

... would still be as sweet.

Whether she is called Grandmother, Abuela, Grand-mere or Nonna, her name is spoken with reverent affection. For as Marcy DeMaree observed, "Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete."

The photos above show the floral arrangement I put together for my grandmother this week -- 80 roses for a milestone birthday. See yesterday's post for the details. I am thankful for grandmothers the world over who bless our lives with unhurried attention, wisdom and cookies. And I am especially grateful for the grandmothers that God gave me.

"A child needs a grandparent, anybody's grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world." ~ Charles and Ann Morse


Caroline said...

Absolutley beautiful!

I miss my dear grandmothers, but am so excited that my mom and mother-in-law are soon to be grandma's themselves. So exciting!

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful! I am bestemor (Norwegian) to eight. :) Just love this post.

Emily said...

Beautiful! Flowers and post :-)

Sue said...

What a GORGEOUS floral arrangement! I sure adore my eight grandchildren, and love being grandma:)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Sweet post and beautiful arrangement! We are blessed to have our first grandbaby born in May! My mom was "Lola" to our children. Blessings and many more celebrations for your grandmother.

I have been out of the blog loop! But after my 3 month blog break, I have finally posted my recent post and also wanted to do some blog visiting of those blogs on my sidebar. Hope all is well and I surely miss dear blog visits from friends such as you!

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If you have a chance, I hope you stop by.

Maria Armin said...

Beautiful! Flowers and post :-)

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