Thursday, May 19, 2011

Magical Moment 469, "A Special Flower"

Lilacs are my favorite flower. Last week when I was home, we drove past a blooming bush in someone's yard and I swooned to my dad in the driver's seat, "Oooooooo. Lilacs!" 
I haven't seen many this season and since they only bloom for a few, short weeks out of the year, every one is precious to me. 

Later that evening, I heard my dad come in the back door. I peeked my head around the corner to see him coming upstairs with something in his hand. I immediately knew I wasn't supposed to see it yet. When he came into the living room, he handed me a freshly clipped bouquet of fragrant lilacs from a near by bush. "These are for you." He said. I pretended to be surprised, but I didn't have to pretend that I felt as special and precious to my dad, as a beautiful, rare flower.

11 comments:

Dawn said...

Love it. Beautiful thought from your dad and wonderful memory for you!!
Lilacs are glorious!

Eddie said...

:) You are a rare, beautiful and precious flower.

Linda said...

Lilacs are a favorite of mine, too. That was sweet of your dad.

Hilary said...

Very sweet. I love lilacs too. When we bought our house 27 years ago, it was finalized in the winter but we moved in late May. I had no idea until I looked in the backyard that we were now also the owners of a beautiful lilac bush. It was in full bloom. That was such a bonus. Enjoy your fragrant flowers. :)

Rick said...

We're a little spoiled - we have about an acre of them way down the driveway in front of our house, and I also transplanted a few nearer the house. When the air is calm, the fragrance just wafts over towards us, and if you close your eyes, you can almost imagine you're in heaven. The very first ones opened today - within a few days they'll be in full riot !

Enjoy them - too soon they're gone.

laughwithusblog said...

So sweet! My dad used to plant rose bushes for me! How I miss him!

Dianne said...

the flowers are beautiful
your Dad is a sweet man

Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

That is very sweet and the lilacs are beautiful!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Dawn, Thank you. Glorious is a good word to describe it.

Eddie, Aw. :)

Linda, who could NOT love lilacs? My dad is a very sweet man. I think that's what having 3 daughters does to a guy. :)

Hilary, what a nice surprise! And if I'm not mistaken, lilac bushes take a few years to really get full. Enjoy your flowers as well!

Rick, I can't even imagine what that must look like! I hope hope hope you take some pictures and post them when they bloom!!!

Esther, What a sweet memory from your dad. :)

Dianne, absolutely. Thank you for stopping by and the comment. Please visit again!

Michelle, Thank you so much. I really enjoyed looking around your site. Great photos!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I think they are beautiful and a sweet dad also

Busy Bee Suz said...

This brought tears to my eyes....beautiful, sweet, lovely.
xo