Saturday, August 6, 2011

BABY'S BREATH

On June 5th my friend Arlene had a shower for her daughter Christie. As part of the table setting, she had beautiful bags filled with tiny seeds of Baby's Breath (Gypsophila). Enclosed in the beautiful bag was a small piece of paper on which was printed these words:

A BABY IS BLOOMING

PLANT THESE SEEDS
AND WATCH THEM BLOOM
JUST LIKE THE "BABY"
WHO WILL BE ARRIVING SOON.

SO I DID. THAT VERY SAME DAY.

The baby arrived on July 18th and this is a photo of the plant that very same day. I thought that it was incredible that the same day as the baby was born and took his first breath, the plant pushed out a few flowers on the end of the stems and took their first breath too.

Here is a photo of the plant in full bloom now. It continues to grow and bloom and every day when I go out to water, I look at this plant and think of that adorable baby. I never fail to think of the baby each and every day. Plants do that, don't they! They remind us of the person who has given them to us. Every plant in my garden has a meaning and a special "source".

Welcome to this world Blake Robert Lamb Chancellor born July 18, 2011

SWEET BABY!

9 comments:

  1. What a lovely story and a gorgeous little baby boy. Yes, many of my plants are a constant reminder of someone!

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  2. aww what a cute little one...and how cool the seedswere blooming as well...

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  3. What a beautiful thing to do. It's a lovely little flower too, and fascinating that they 'bloomed' together.

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  4. I love Baby's breath. And a lovely little fellow this one is. New borns always look so wistful to me, almost sad.

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  6. What a great idea! I will have to remember to do something like that - weddings, birthdays, any celebration is happier with flowers!

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  7. what a joyful story
    and a gorgeous baby

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  8. Baby's breath is one of my favorites-- a perfect symbol of a new birth.

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  9. It's all good. Wonderful post Teri!

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