May 9, 2010

Flowers and birds

There was a little theme with the Mother's Day celebration this year - birds and
Many flowers are blooming in the garden on the big hill...
The intricate beauty of God's handiwork is evident everywhere.
Abundant blooms on Audra's rose bush,
Opening in various stages of beauty.
The delicate irises
Colorfully proclaiming,
"The whole earth is full of His glory!"
From the cascading rose blooms overhead on the Lady Banks
To the azalea's tucked near the borders,
I am thankful for the sweet memories I have of my mother and for the precious women who are mother figures to me - Linda, Jan, and Tammy. I thank the LORD for you. You have sown seeds of faith and love into my life. Happy Mother's Day to you all.
Audra Elizabeth and Victoria Leigh, you are the most beautiful gifts the LORD could ever share with me.

As your mother, I am blessed.
Our days are not always perfect; but with Him we can pass each and every test.
May you, my little flowers, continue to bloom and grow -
His wisdom and knowledge, may you seek in your hearts and fully know.

You are beautiful young ladies, fragrant blooms of the KING.
May He give you your hearts desires, and to Him may your hearts sing.
May you be a reflection of His mercy and grace.
May the center of His will be your desire for each step and place.

Thank you today for a lovely celebration that included one of my favorite chocolate cakes!
Your planning and the preparation from hearts of love you baked,
I am blessed by your actions, your gifts and your time.
I'm so thankful to the LORD, that for this season, to me He has loaned you,
Gifts sublime.


Betsy said...

Well, so glad to hear you were spared the flooding! Some areas of Tennessee are just devestated!

What a beautiful Mother's Day celebration...I'm loving those napkins..and the chocolate! :) I know you miss your mom especially on days like today...but what wonderful memories you have! :)

Cindy said...

What a blessed Mother's Day! The cake looks yummy and the flowers are beautiful.

I'm still hoping that we will be able to sit and "visit a spell" (as my Grandma used to say) one day soon.

Love you,


sister sheri said...

Beautiful pictures... and lovely poem! Happy Mother's Day!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...


Your posts are always beautiful--in words and pictures. I hope your Mother's Day was as special as you.


Patty said...

What a beautiful posts and your flowers are beautiful!!

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Love you,

Yolanda said...

You are LOVED much!


Georgia Jan said...

Lora - I thought of you on Mother's Day and hoped you were celebrating with your girls...I love this post. The poem and photos are both so soothing.

You have inspired me to get some garden pictures taken soon, for Everything is "shouting His glory" in my garden...

Love you friend, thank you for being an encourager to this mother's heart,


Ginger said...

I love irises and roses and have neither in my yard...yet. Loved the photos and sentiments. Happy Belated Mother's Day, sweet friend!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Beautiful. I love birds and flowers and this dessert looks delish! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog recently. Always love when I have time to visit in return. A double blessing!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Emmy said...

Oh Lora! I just loved your post! It was so "soothing" just like Jan said! I can just hear your sweet voice!

So glad you had an awesome mothers day!

Thank you for the sweet comments about our home... It was my husbands great aunt and uncles house. She moved out when she was 92! We feel SO blessed to live here! I love old homes too! You'll have to come down for a visit! : )

Deborah Ann said...

The poetry and pictures have truly blessed my heart. And that cake looks divine! Happy belated Mother's Day!

LisaShaw said...

Hi beautiful sister, love ALL of these photos!!! Thank you for sharing with us.

Love and BIG hugs to you!