Monday, May 2, 2011
If you know me in real life you know that I have a very big thing for flowers and especially rose petals.
Oh the rose petals!!!!
Years ago I used to have a small party planning/floral design business where I created small, intimate and detailed events for my clients. One of my favorite parts of my job was the chance to sprinkle and scatter rose petals everywhere.
I was like a child. Giddy with excitement!! I could hardly contain myself!
On my wedding day our sweet friends threw rose petals as we left the reception. No rice, birdseed or bubbles for me! Then once we arrived in Paris for part of our honeymoon I was beside myself to open the door and see rose petals all over the entire room, a special gift from my new groom!
A few years later once our baby girl was born I covered her with pink rose petals in her little hospital bassinet! All of the nurses shook their heads and rolled their eyes and could not believe someone would do such a thing! But I just scattered and covered her even more and loved every second of it.
She was the only baby in the nursery covered in rose petals, wearing a beautiful gown, wrapped in a pink blanket and wearing a monogrammed hat!!! I loved making such a fuss over her and had waited 13 years for another baby!!! It was a long awaited blessing for me and I relished in it.
Almost five years later we were blessed with another baby girl and this time rose petals came delivered to my hospital room in the most gorgeous packaging along with the most beautiful arrangement I have ever received!
This time when I scattered the petals on my newborn baby I had the help of her big sister! We covered her with petals , dressed her in a beautiful gown, wrapped her in a beautiful pink blanket and fitted her little monogrammed hat on her tiny head!
We did the same thing for all three of the boys minus the petals!!
I love to make a fuss over my children....
And every year on the birthdays of my baby girls they wake up to a bed of rose petals!!
And every year I celebrate my children in the most beautiful, glorious and creative ways I can imagine on the day of their birth. I cherish that day. I am beside myself on their birthdays. And I do everything I can to shower, scatter, cover, bless, sprinkle and love them in ways that minister to the deepest parts of their hearts.
One of the most amazing gifts in parenting is when the love you have given over the years comes full circle and suddenly it's you.....being showered, covered, loved and sprinkled.......
Today I woke up on the morning of my 40th birthday to this.........
Please excuse our messy hair and pajamas..... We are doing a little celebrating!
I'll be back tomorrow with more pictures. Today I am eating birthday cake and kissing babies!!
With A Grateful heart by Sibi at 10:47 AM