June 1st…Roses always bloom in June, in New York. These are small but beautiful – and what a great color!
My appreciation of flowers came from my mom’s passion for plants. She even named me after a flower, Dahlia.
From very young, mom had her hands in our small garden. She wore those cutesy floral cotton garden gloves and enriched the soil with old coffee grounds and egg shells way before composting became popular. She grew the most beautiful Peonies, huge Roses, Dahlias, and Tulips. She put a lot of energy and love into it. Our yard was bursting with colors all Spring & Summer long, year after year. In Fall, I’d kneel beside helping her deadhead the Marigolds after they bloomed…the dried up flower heads would come off with the slightest touch. Every Spring we’d plant each tiny seed knowing how full and beautiful a plant each seed would become.
During this emotionally difficult time for me, as I watch my mom dying from Cancer and her “Season” is coming to a close I am sad. Yet, I can hear her saying, “This too shall pass”, “For everything there is a Season”, “Life goes on”… How very true. My heart is heavy and I am even more easily moved to tears but, I am grateful and learning to dance in the rain.
Thank you mom. Thank you God.
“For everything their is a Season”
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain”