Happy Thursday! Happy birthday to my sweet mama. I’m grateful to be alive right here and right now. I’m grateful to have happy ideas of my young grandparents getting ready for the birth of their first baby girl 91 years ago today. I’m grateful for all the ways that God showed up as my mom. She loved flowers and had a marvelously green thumb. There were times when whole rooms in the house were filled with plants and flowers and she cared for them all tenderly and expertly. At the end of her life, even through the fog of dementia, she would joyfully recall her father giving her a row in the freshly tilled earth next to the vegetable garden to grow her flowers. I’m grateful to think of my mama whenever I take a photo of a flower. Life is an amazing gift. Peace and blessings. 

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