Trees of Transition

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Sneaky Significant Other



On Thursday night when I opened the door of my apartment, this sweetness wafted toward me. My mind calculated, “Did I leave something out? What is that?”
As I flipped on the light, I saw graceful pink lilies on my table!!
My guy had used his key to get into my place and leave this gift while I was out.
I had been feeling a bit gray and out of sync with the people I had been hanging out with that night, but these lilies added to my hope.

Here’s a Longfellow quote from an old family friend, Bettie Borchert: (Her Mom used to quote it to her!)
“Be still sad heart and cease repining,
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining.
Into each life some rain must fall; some days must be dark and dreary.”

Tis true, but end with the thought that there is hope and light above the gray.
And maybe sometimes sweet lilies snuck in by an amazing significant other!

Copyright 2015


Author: mary.campbell.schuh

Hello Friends, A curious, kind, practical, and energetic writer, wife, mother, and teacher is one way to describe me. I enjoy thinking about transitions--in schools, churches, families, relationships, and even countries. I'm passionate about learning, and I love working with people. Stop by often to see which kind of transition I'm thinking about, and I would appreciate hearing your thoughts. Peace! ~Mary Hope

6 thoughts on “Sneaky Significant Other

  1. Hello and happy Sunday to you! Please forgive my absence from the blogosphere in these summer days of late!
    Hope all is well with you and what a lovely surprise to find at home… So thoughtful and loving and I love the surprise element about it!
    Sending you happy Sunday wishes!


  2. Such beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing. I’ve had my husband give me costly jewelry, but when he gave me one single red rose and a hug and kiss, I was under his spell. That was 30 years ago and he still gives flowers to keep me under his spell. Those lilies are lovely.


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