Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Flowers Fill the Spot

I have to admit I am pure Texan.  Which means I have lived all my life in a warm climate.  This winter you wouldn't think I lived in a warm climate.  This winter has brought record breaking temperatures below freezing.  It also brought the first in my life-time ice storm which literally froze us in our homes for days. Our utility bill shows we have experienced winter this year.  Yes, I am sure very mild compared to northern states, but for this Texan, I would call it WINTER.
So, as January continues on, I am already screaming "Spring".  
Yep, enough of winter for this Texas girl.

Since I am not God, and who would want me to be, spring might be awhile.
However, some sunshine through flowers came my way and lifted up the cold.

 First, they came from my son for my birthday.
Second, they came in the form of blooming bulbs from a girlfriend.
Then Cindy of Letters from Midlife sent me her beautiful note cards.  Her work is wonderful and I will so enjoy using her cards.
Thanks girls...you made my day.

These came delivered to my door.  Now I can't remember every having flowers delivered to my door.
My daughter and grandson brighten up my evening...a thank you for helping out the first day of her return to work. I kept David and helped to organize the house.

Now I am agreeing with all of Pom Pom's Ponderings post on having flowers in the house.
They sure bring Spring around much sooner.
God didn't have to make such beauty for us to enjoy.  This warm weather girl is so glad He did.

21 Joining in with more words:

Nancy said...

Nothing like flowers to boost our moral this time of year.....The cards and the real ones are just beautiful and I know you will enjoy them during this cold weather we are all having....

Angela said...

This is a great month to have flowers in your house! A couple of years ago I started picking up a cheap bouquet of flowers when I got groceries, but I've gotten away from that. I need to get started again.
"Consider the lilies of the field....." xx

Pom Pom said...

Yay! Tomorrow morning I'll go to the grocery store very very early and I promise to put some bright blooms in my shopping cart! I hope you had a wondrous birthday, Janette!

Michal Woodruff said...

They are so pretty. I love getting flowers. The last bunch is my favorite. Happy birthday! I miss Texas. I hope we get to move home soon. Stay warm.

Vee said...

They sure are beautiful and who can look at flowers without smiling? Not I! Happy Birthday, btw!

myletterstoemily said...

Happy birthday, grandmommy mom. You
deserve every lovely blossom. Spring is
surely coming.

Debbie said...

This whole post made me smile! LOVE the flowers and the sentiments! Happy birthday! btw, not sure if I mentioned or not but I love your new header! You are looking soo good! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week-end!

Laura said...

I completely agree about flowers in the house.
And you are so right!
What a Texas winter we have had?
So- I am gathering up new Zinnia seeds, and looking around the yard waiting for the right time to plant.

Have a blessed week,

White Spray Paint blog

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Sweet, sweet messages of love to a wonderful mommy and grandmommy!! Janette, happy, happy birthday!! May God continue to bless and keep you so closely in His arms ~ tanna
ps I LOVE the new look of your blog! love it!

Sonja Goodson said...

Sending a cyber bouquet right now, to go along with those beautiful REAL flowers. You are such a worthy recipient. :)

Sandy said...

Everything about this blog is beautiful these days. Love the new header...you and your husband look so wonderfully blessed, and you are. The flowers are just gorgeous and I now want to run out and get some for my house. I am happy for you, Janette, and all the ways the Lord continues to work in your life. Happy Birthday! Hope it was great.

podso said...

happy Birthday! I love the colors of your flowers!

Sassy Granny ... said...

I love the look & tone of your blog since last I visited here (way too long ago). Lovely!

I'm a huge fresh flower girl. Here in WA State we have an assorted abundance of them depending on the time of year. Whenever they're scarce out of doors, I grab a huge bouquet at Costco. Funny how they change the atmosphere in both home & heart.

Love your photos!

Catherine said...

Dear Janette, It is cold. I hear the wind roaring as I type this.
Wishing you a belated happy birthday.
Flowers do brighten things up during this winter.
Keep warm and cozy. Blessings, Catherine xo

Rebecca said...

They really ARE beautiful, Janette.

Farm Girl said...

Any day with flowers makes it a good day.

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

The flowers are glorious, Janette. Just like your new header.
God didn't have to make the world beautiful for us to live here, but He did. And He gave us the ability to appreciate beauty. The beauty around us glorifies Him, and that is why we are so drawn to it.
Beautiful, Janette. Beautiful!

Lea said...

Oh, I so agree! This Louisiana gal is soooo ready for Spring too and those beautiful touches of flowers are a reminder that it is just around the corner. Hopefully! Hope your day was super special!

Maryann said...

I love fresh flowers, especially this time of year. (and Happy Birthday BTW) You have inspired me to pick up a bouquet the next time I go to the store

Sharon said...

Beautiful flowers for a beautiful woman.

My father just passed away, and it's been amazing to me to see how much flowers have cheered the spirits of my family. I think their beauty is reminding us all that God's love of LIFE continues long beyond the grave!!


Debbie said...

I'm so very much all about flowers. I really believe they possess a medicinal quality for me.

Yours are all lovely! I hope you had a very wonderful birthday! Now, you are older than I am again. Just thought I would remind you that for the next 11 months. It takes me that long to catch up.

With friends like me, who needs ememies?

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