Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Dahlia Memory



                                                 It speaks to my heart
                                                 this beauty that I see
                                                 a very special lady
                                                 and a dahlia memory

                                                 A garden so grand
                                                 pretty dahlias in a row
                                                 she planted them there
                                                 her favorite one to grow

                                                 A vision of spring time
                                                 so enchanted and divine
                                                 she and her dahlias
                                                 were a showcase design

                                                 In the summer they stood
                                                 so patient, proud and tall
                                                 waiting for a bouquet
                                                 a lovely gesture of fall

                                                 A centerpiece on my table
                                                 I can smell them still
                                                 the fragrant blossoms linger
                                                 in the air so real

                                                 This beautiful dahlia memory
                                                  of my mother I dwell
                                                  in heaven there are dahlias
                                                  and she's doing quite well

                                                  Susie Swanson, 2011

                                                  In Memory Of My Mother, 04-19-27----12-13-97
                                    
                                                  Happy Birthday In Heaven Mom
                                                  I miss you more each Day!!!

32 comments:

  1. Awwww that was beautiful, Happy birthday in Heaven, Susie's mother. :)

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  2. Misty eyed, Susie. Mother is up there helping her garden ... Beautiful piece. Happy birthday to your Mother, she's smiling down upon you.

    Have a beautiful day
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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    1. Thank you Marydon, yes she is and I can see those beautiful flowers so clear..I miss her so..

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  3. A lovely poem and photo. May God bless you with sweet memories today.

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    1. Thank you so much and May God Bless You.

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  4. Oh Susie, that was lovely. Happy Heaven Birthday to you mom and may you continue to be blessed by her memories!

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    1. Awww, thank you Tracy, that's what keeps me going..

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  5. Sweet memories! Her dahlias are incredibly beautiful!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Glenda.. she really had a green thumb.. This picture was taken the year she passed away.. I think it was in May and she passed in Dec... so these were the last ones she had..they were the most beautiful that year of all the years she ever grew..

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  6. Lovely tribute to and memory of your mother, Susie. Happy birthday to her. Those dahlias are a treasure she left behind for you.

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    1. Oh thank you so much Daisy, I treasure each one..

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  7. Made me cry... I miss my Mama so much --and she loved her flowers just like your Mom did... Wonderful women..
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. I know how you feel,I bet she was a wonderful woman..Maybe that'e where you get your love for flowers from, I know it is for me..

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  8. Oh your mother was so young when she passed! My mother was only 73, and it's been almost 25 years ago. Aren't we fortunate to have had such wonderful mothers who left us with these sweet memories.

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    1. Yes she was, we were very blessed and fortunate..thank you

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  9. Wonderful tribute to your mother, I was devastated when mine passed away,

    Yvonne.

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    1. Oh I'm so sorry Yvonne, it's devastating to lose a mother or dad..

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  10. What sweet memories and a lovely poem. I'm sure your mama is growing the prettiest flowers in heavens gardens! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, yes I can rest assured that she is..hugs to you my friend.

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  11. I felt your heart in this, and it was beautiful! I can't wait to see the gardens in Heaven!

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    1. Awww, thank you so much Cora, I agree it's going to be awesome..I paid a visit to your blog and your writing is so beautiful..

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  12. Oh Susie I can't imagine how you must still miss her. Lovely poem. Dahlias remind me of my Great Aunt Ina.

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    1. Thank you Tipper, it doesn't get any easier. There's always something to remind us..I try and dwell on all the good things, not the suffering and bad..

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  13. A beautiful dedication to your mother. The flowers are lovely and she stands among them...can you imagine the beauty in Heaven that she now looks on? I am sure it far surpasses anything here on earth. xxxxx

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    1. Awww, thank you Crystal, We can only imagine..More beauty than our eyes has ever seen..

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  14. Susie, Such a pretty poem for your mother. She sure did well with her flowers. My mother loved lilacs more than any other flower. I hope your memories of your mother are good loving ones. Smiles, xo, Susie(She Junks)

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    1. Thank you Susie, lilacs are so beautiful..I love them and Lillies..My mom loved them all but she was so partial to her Dahlias..

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  15. Hi Susie! What a special and precious memory of your mother. The poem is so beautiful! I would love to have seen her flowers. I love the picture. She looks so happy standing there among her beautiful flowers! My grandmother Grace was the green thumb in our family and she always had a wonderful garden of flowers in full bloom. It may say sound a little silly but when I think about my mother's passion in life, I think of her love for...shoes! :) She had the tiniest, prettiest little size 5 feet and she loved to try on shoes. She would laugh and her face would glow and it makes me smile from ear to ear just thinking of it. She even found the bright side of being in a wheelchair saying: "Well now that I don't have to worry about walking, I can wear any shoes I want to!" :) I once found her a little pair of tennis shoes that were covered in sparkly sequins and she would wear them every time she went to the doctor. All the nurses would comment and compliment her on them and she just loved it and would soak up all of the attention. :) I hope that you had a good week. I still am struggling a little bit pain wise. The fibromyalgia and arthritis have decided they want to flare up for some reason and it has taken a lot out of me the last couple of weeks and really effected my energy level. We have had a lot of rain the last few days. It has freshened everything up and filled up the pond. We are going to have our front porch screened in tomorrow. It is going to be so nice to be able to sit out there without getting eaten alive by the mosquitos. Barkley and I always enjoy sitting out there and waving at the kids in the school bus as they go bouncing down the dirt road in the afternoon. Have a wonderful evening Susie and a good week ahead! Delisa :)

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  16. Awww, thank you Delisa for the warm and touching story about your grandma and I'm praying that you feel better with your pain.. My thoughts and prayers are with you..

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