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For all who have wondered… did I tell you?

White Lilac ¤ Young Innocence 

    Now that you are almost grown I look back and ask myself, did I tell you? Did I tell you all that I meant to tell you, all that I felt was important? Did I tell you or was it lost in the shuffle of our everyday lives? The busy, full days when we taught and didn’t know it. What did we teach? Was it strong? Was it good? Will it root you in something real, that will allow you to grow with a firm and sound foundation?                                                           Did I tell you…

Rose ¤ Love

Did I tell you to love, not with a Fairweather love, but with a love that accepts and cherishes unconditionally? Love not with a quick and passing love, but with a love that is a quiet peace within your heart.

Wild Pansy ¤ thoughtfulness.  

Did I tell you to be thoughtful? To not be a martyr or a doormat that’s tread upon,but to remain aware of others and their needs.To meet others with awareness and within your own framework be able to meet them halfway, and on ovcasion, be able to go the other half joyfully.

Sweet William ¤ Courtesy

Did I tell you to be courteous? Not to display empty manners with no meaning, but to live the courtesy born of genuinely caring. And to express this caring through the small formalities and customs born of the years.q


Did I tell you to be bold? To not be afraid of the unknown, but to live life to the fullest, and meet each new experience with joy and anticipation.

Oleander ¤ Caution

And did I tell you to be cautious? To temper your daring and sense of adventure with good judgement and consideration.

Willow ¤ Humanity

Did I tell you to serve other people if only in a small way. There is growth and satisfaction in being part of something larger than yourself. Your life will be richer knowing this.

Nasturtium ¤ Patriotism

Did I tell you to maintain a sense of the past? To recall and uphold all that is best and meaningful in our country and in our society. Never be afraid to speak out regarding something you don’t believe in or where there is room for improvement. Work for what you believe, but work in a positive way within a structure of order and reason.

Honeysuckle ¤ Rustic Beauty

Did I tell you to find a part of nature that speaks to you? Get to know it intimately and well. For some it’s a mountain peak, for some a windswept beach. Find yours and in it find your restoration.

Parsley ¤ Festivity

Did I tell you to laugh, dance, and sing? There is a lot in life that is hard, but take it as it comes, and find the good… and always make time to dance.

White Pink ¤ Creativity

Did I tell you to be creative and to explore the seed within you? Find your creative spirit and let it grow.

Wood Sorrel ¤ Joy

And did I tell you the joy and challenge of being a woman? The joy of having a child… knowing and sharing a new life. The joy of making a home…tthe center but not the limit for the lives of those you love. The joy of exploring a third dimension.A world of your own, discovering and fulfilling your own capabilities.

Violet ¤ Humility

Did I tell you all these things as we went along the way? If I did then I am humbly grateful. If I did not then you must choose for yourself. If it has meaning, accecptable it and make it your own.If it doesnt, discard it. Your life is yours to build as you choose.                                           And did I tell you…

Almond ¤ Hope

I hope yours will be a good life, for you get only one.

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