Thursday, July 15, 2010

Favorite Blog Post

 Seth, over at The Altered Page, is hosting his annual "Buried Treasure" collaboration 

 

I submitted One of my favorite blog posts as a celebration of my upcoming 36th wedding anniversary!


Originally Posted on 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 painting © by Janie Mills -"Leaving a gift of Fragrance" acrylic on canvas      

2 comments:

  1. This is such a special little treasure post! Thanks! I have a special "morning cup" too, a very odd one... maybe I should make a art journal page about it or blog about it... you inspired me!

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  2. This is the most beautiful post. Absolutely touching a nerve in me. Just love your lines "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." we do only have today, and never know what our future will bring. Each second is a gift so precious- so wonderful. And just love the song accompanying it with your beautiful painting. So very moving. Thanks so much for this amazing post.

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