"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Monday, July 13, 2009

You love the roses - so do I...

Flowers can be portrayed by Mother Nature but also in words as with this poem by George Eliot. I find words sometimes smell even sweeter than sight. I have found this year that I am very addicted to reading. Seeing a film is bland compared to the words written on the page. Are you doing any summer reading?

"You love the roses - so do I. I wish
The sky would rain down roses, as they rain
From off the shaken bush. Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white
And soft to tread on. They would fall as light
As feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be
Like sleeping and like waking, all at once!"

~ George Eliot

We recently found out that my mother has stage two breast cancer. She will be going for surgery on July 22nd. Many of you visit her blog as well as mine and I thank you for your support and prayers.


Nancy said...

The roses are very pretty. The poem also. Yep, surgery is July 22nd and hope you come to grips with my choice soon. I listened to the doctor and so did George before I chose the lumpectomy. I will pray for Angels to be with me that day. I love you.
Hugs and Kisses, Mom

Judy said...

I love your roses and my thoughts and prayers will be with your Mother.

Rhondi said...

Hi Heidi
I am so sorry to hear your mother has cancer. I'll be praying for her. I know so many women who have had positive outcomes with their breast cancer and I'm sure she will be fine too. I'll go visit your mom right now.
Hugs, Rhondi

Rhonda said...

Oh Heidi,
I am so sorry for your mom!

DonnaTN said...

I'm very sorry about your Mom's diagnosis. I do enjoy her blog as well as your two. I will certainly keep her and her doctors in my prayers.

Mary said...

I've sent you an e-mail dear - just know I'm praying hard for your sweet Mom.

Brigitta said...

What a beautiful poem Heidi, and I can just smell the fragrance of the roses after the petals get crushed underneath my feet ;-)

All the best for your mum in these difficult days, I'll remember her in my prayers.


Fluitenkruid said...

Heel veel sterkte met je moeder, mijn kaarsje zal ook voor haar branden. x Jannet

Elizabethd said...

Heidi, so very sorry about your dear Mum. I'll keep her in my prayers.

Letty said...

Veel sterkte met je moeder!

Tracy said...

So very sorry to hear about your mom, Heidi...Prayers flying her way! :o) Keep us posted...Tough time for you & your family...You all are in my thoughts. ((HUGS))

Caroline said...


Words fail me at the moment, my thoughts are both with you and your mom!
I was going to fire of a mail with my reading progress etc, as you so kindly required after it a few days ago, but that seems hardly appropriate now.
I will post about it soon.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother.



Still curious about the children's book you were reading though...

Melanie said...

I am sorry to hear this news about your mother. I will keep her in my prayers.

Jasmin said...

Heidi, thanks so much for your lovely comment on my first "PINK SATURDAY" post. I realky appreciate it.


Linda said...

This is a beautiful poem Heidi. Words just seem inadequate, but please know you and your mom are in my thought and prayers....hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

O my goodness that is such scary news, Heidi. Sending both of you happy healthy thoughts!!! Take care!!