Friday, February 15, 2013

{Five Minute Friday} Beloved

Five Minute Friday
Today I am linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. So I'm writing for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. The topic this week is Beloved...

The pictures started popping up at the beginning of the week...Facebook photos of roses on her desk at work, a beautiful mixed bouquet on her dinning room table. Each time a picture showed up in my news feed I would wonder...will I get a bouquet this year from my beloved?

I resolved that no, I would not, since my beloved is such a practical man. Cut flowers are a waste it's better to buy a live potted plant that we can put in the yard. And I agree and it is true, bouquets are simply not practical. And I've loved the beautiful flowering hydrangias and graceful maiden hair ferns I've received (he knows my favorites.) But a boquet of flowers. There's something about the waste, the frivolity, the impracticality of them that says, "I love you."

And then he comes home from work, the day before the day. And my beloved, he presents me with roses. Not potted up in dirt but cut, with beautiful long stems, a bouquet of cream colored roses. I tear up. Silly, that these dozen blooms do that. But my beloved knows me. He knows I love these sweet smelling stems and he puts aside his practical side to bless his beloved.

In Him,

1 comment:

  1. Very sweet. I love practical and can hear myself in your words. But, "the frivolity, the impracticality" of cut flowers does communicate love in a special way. They look very pretty.
    I have some flower frivolity at home as well. :) And, yes, it was wonderful for me too.