Monday, June 16, 2008

Vows


I can recall flowers from many occasions--
sometimes more than the words that were said as they were given.
To bring comfort or healing, as expressions of joy or celebration, they add life to our lives.
And remind us of its beauty.


The tender petals that soften the stone interior of a large church,


stand atop stems that occupy a young woman’s hands--
until hers are joined with her husband’s


and share, with them, their first day as man and wife.


Witnesses to their vows.

My younger daughter was married Saturday.
I still remember the flowers from the day she was born.
Passing 23 years in a day.





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31 comments:

Beth said...

oh how very beautiful. Those flowers are exquisite. Best wishes to the happy couple and hugs to you.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a wonderful surprise ending. Congratulations and best wishes to all.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely photos of beautiful flowers. Wishing much happiness to your daughter and her new husband.

Susan Gets Native said...

Dude. You're like a mother-in-law.

: )
Congrats to your daughter!

Trixie said...

Congratulations on your new family member. Your post is simply lovely.

Now, enjoy not having a wedding hanging over your head.

Gary said...

Vows - WOW!

Fantastic shots.

Congratulations all round.

Gary

bobbie said...

A lovely post.

My best wishes to all.

Kerri said...

Lovely post! Congrats to the newlyweds!

GreenishLady said...

How beautiful! Congratulations to the happy couple! Coincidentally, Tinker at http://tinkerart.typepad.com/tinker_art/2008/06/june-honeymoon.html
celebrated June Brides on Saturday, and I joined in with a post celebrating my sister as a bride. June is the month for weddings, isn't it?

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! Such a beautiful post!
Any wedding pictures?

Fantastic!

RuneE said...

I wish I could take photos of flowers like that!

Very nice.

Juliana RW said...

very beautiful

Mine in here at My Imaginary site. Thanks

picturing said...

love ur first shot.

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imac said...

Beautiful

Petunia said...

A very very beautiful post:) Love the first photo!

Petunia's ABC

tinker said...

Congratulations! Your post is such a lovely tribute to such a happy event!
Thank you for joining in, and yes, oh yes, of course -- raising a toast to your own family's newest bride and groom - here's to many, many happy years ~ Cheers!

ellen b said...

Oh wow! Congratulations to your daughter. What a beautiful meaningful post for V! The photos are marvelous.
My youngest and only daughter will be 23 in December. She has two older brothers...

reader Wil said...

Congratulations and a long and happy marriage to your daughter. The flowers are magnificent!

leslie said...

Oh my gosh! Your post gave me goosebumps! What a wonderful tribute to the vows your daughter and her new husband took on Saturday. May I join everyone else in wishing them the best for their future together. :D

mon@rch said...

Congrats for your daughter becoming married and love your photos that you captured!

andrée said...

This is a spiritual and poetic post that is just fantastic. Thank you!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Congrats to your daughter and her husband Nina. It sounds like you had quite the emotional weekend.

Yellow roses always remind me of my brother that has passed. He sent me yellow roses when I had surgery so many years ago. I never see a yellow rose that I don't think of him.

photowannabe said...

Lovely choice for the letter V. The flowers and thoughts are beautiful. Best wishes on your daughter's new life.
Flowers do certainly evoke all kinds of memories.

Jerez said...

One Word..Luscious!

Dina said...

Virtual flowers I send to you and your baby who has turned overnight into a bride. Mazal tov!

Mental P Mama said...

Absolutely beautiful! My favorite V today.

John said...

Wonderful collection of beautiful V shots

Kim said...

A wonderful V post, congratulations to your daughter.

Neva said...

What a lovely tribute to the new bride......and the flowers are lovely.....It brought a tear to my eye...

Mary said...

Nina, this is wonderful and sweet. Congratulations. Best wishes to your daughter! Now you have a new family member to love.

Hugs,
Mary

Katney said...

Beautifully expressed!