Saturday, February 23, 2008

Leaving a gift of fragrance

Almost every morning of our 34 years of marriage, I have awakened to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee.
Alongside the pot awaits a tiny china cup and saucer. Not a travel mug, never a hefty mug, nor, heaven- forbid, a plastic cup. Instead, patiently waiting for me to awaken, is a beautifully hand-painted, heirloom cup*. It’s just a cup, a simple gesture, a daily, unconditional token.

Most of the time, it's the simple joys that make my heart full.

“How delightful is your love! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice!” Solomon 4:9-11

*Pictured above: Nannie's (My husband's great grandmama) china- in all it's glory-with it's chips and stains. We do not save it for special days, we use it to make every day special. We do not store it up in safe-keeping, for, we only have today.

© Original by Janie Mills -"Leaving a gift of Fragrance" - 9 x 12 acrylic on canvas


  1. beautiful post

    beautiful blog

    beautiful YOU!!

  2. Janie, your blog is beautiful. I love your details about the beautiful tea cup. I want to share mine with you! Hope to see you really soon.