Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Life is Good!!

Last year one of my students gave me a lovely orchid with the most gorgeous blossoms.  I love plants but usually end up killing them.  Knowing that orchids can be a bit tricky, I didn’t give it much hope.  To be honest, I kind of forgot about it.  I was supposed to trim the stem after it finished blooming and totally forgot, though I did throw an ice cube in the pot every now and then to water it.  Needless to say, I was astounded when I saw it getting ready to bloom.

I just had to share this gorgeous picture with you becuase these lovely blossoms have a real message.  Today is my birthday and my dear friends, April and Bev, took me out for lunch, a little shopping, and a fun afternoon stamping.  Last weekend I was blessed to spend a day at the scrapbook store with friends, compliments of another dear friend, Kim.  The lesson is that in the busyness of life, we sometimes get forgetful of the precious people in our lives.  We make a call now and then, or go shopping one day, but time goes by and you don’t really spend quality time with them.  Then one day they do something really special and you are reminded just how lucky you are and how beautiful life is.  

I just want to say thank you to all my wonderful friends for always being there for me.  I also want to thank those of you that stop by to visit my blog and share the fun of stamping.  You are the blossoms in my life!!


Brenda said...

The flowers are gorgeous, Marie! Again - Happy Birthday!

Cheryl B said...

Happy Birthday Marie! Will call you very soon! Cheryl

Sandra H said...

Gosh Marie that looks amazing!! so big are the flowers too, l have a pink one that l got of a friend last year kept it in the conservatory and brought it into the kitchen during winter and couldn't throw it out and this year it's in bloom again so please and hopefully it will do the same next year l have 10 heads on it and 6 have flowered so take care of yours and you might have it blooming again next year:)x

April said...

Awwww, Marie, you are making me cry!! I had a fun day with you and Bev yesterday. Your flowers are gorgeous. Isn't it nice to have them blooming again?

Hugs, April

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Then there is hope for me as well! A friend gave me one of the same types of orchids at Easter. It was already in full bloom, and just finished blooming last week. I am looking forward to seeing how long it takes before more blooms appear! Thanks for sharing!