Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sweet and Simple Sunday

Three lily buds sat in a vase on the kitchen table.

They looked quite doomed.

Would they open?

Were they prematurely gone by?

Hope remained firm in my heart.

One morning, the sweet scent of lilies reached my nostrils.

I tiptoed into the kitchen.

The lilies had bloomed!

I was so thrilled I hadn't given up on them.

Sometimes we have to wait for what we want.

Patience pays off.

Today, I wish you a sweet and simple Sunday.



diane.stetson said...

The last thing I had to wait for was RAIN..and guess what? Tonight on August 2nd there were little sprinkles coming down outside my bedroom window. Oh it was rained for about fifteen minutes and believe me the wait was so worth it. Monsoons from Arizona caused this rare thing in So. Cal in the summer time. I'm so grateful. We are in a drought and haven't had rain for months! Every little bit helps!

Stephanie said...

Thank you so much, dear Susan, for this lovely post and for the reminder to be patient.

Have a blessed Sunday, dear one!

Blackberry Lane said...

Your lilies are so pretty. I know the scent must be heavenly.

Our longest wait this year has been for our home to be built; we would check on the progress daily!!!

God answered our prayers and we are so happy and blessed with delightful neighbors.

May God bless your day!

Rebecca said...

I'm STILL waiting :)
Just another way to ...."consider the lilies" (Luke 12:27).
Thanks for the reminder - and yours ARE beautiful!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: you're right. We have to learn to wait. I had to wait several days to receive a purchase online ... The postman did not bring the package. Pretty flowers. Happy Sunday. Keep in touch

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Patience does pay off, my friend and look at the beautiful result. xo Laura

Victorian1885 said...

Your Lilies are lovely Susan. I waited for months to take our trip to The Netherlands and now we are here time is flying by so fast. We are however making memories that will last forever.


marianne said...

What a great surprise! It must have been wonderful to smell the fragrance after waiting so long and almost giving up hope.

My husband planted some pink and white cosmos from seeds and we are waiting, waiting for them to bloom. They are now about 3 feet high with green, feathery foliage. I can see buds forming at the top. We are having 3 couples visit from NJ this weekend and my hope is for the cosmos to open for the weekend. They would add a great pop of color to my little raised garden bed. Patience....

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Susan what a lovely post! I feel like I have waited a LONG time to get my Mother moved near me, but finally it has happened and I'm thrilled.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, yes, your patience and hope was rewarded! So pretty. Lilies are my oldest daughters favorite flower.

I have been waiting and praying a long time for a few things and I continue to hope. Thank you for your encouraging post :)

Valerie said...

How beautiful and what a wonderful thought.

Dee said...

I love those sweet un-expectant joys. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I am sooooooooooooo glad you didn't give up on that beauty.

Hmmm - answer - between you and me - healing.

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