Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Happy Mother's Day Story

I recall my first real Mother's Day. It was not a day set aside to honor Mother's everywhere. It was the day I became a mother when my first child was born. God said "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children." Gen 3: 16. Yet God makes it a labor of love.
While in the hospital, my mother brought me a florist's arrangment that had an assortment of small green plants. One of those little plants survived it's way for 35 years through countless moves and numerous window sills. It has multiplied, been repotted and multiplied again. A friend of mine asked me just this week if she could have a start for herself and her mother. Oh, yes, this little plant somehow keeps on giving to mothers. Thanks, Mom, for this special plant from my very first Mother's Day.


  1. That's a wonderful story, one of your best. Love it.
    Happy Mother's day from your sista.

  2. Cannot believe you have clippings still growing from a 35 year old Mother's day plant! You must have more than a green thumb.
    Plants that my kids gave me last Mother's Day bit the dust about nine months ago.
    I have a black thumb. And poor Eddie (bless his heart) has to try and revive everything I have ever planted.

    Hava a wonderful Mother's Day!!

  3. That is soooooo cool!!!!!!! Happy Mother's Day!

  4. How wonderful to still have a plant from a very special moment. Does your son on your son's wife have a plant from it as well? I just loved your words on this. I also loved your mother's day gift idea on you last post. So precious! blessings,Kathleen

  5. What a treasure! Reminds me of my great-aunt Ola Mae who had a potted plant from her father's grave. She'd been tending it carefully and watering it for years. It was as fresh and green as it was the day it was placed on his grave.

    And then I asked her, "Aunt Ola, why are you watering a plastic plant?"


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