I submitted One of my favorite blog posts as a celebration of my upcoming 36th wedding anniversary!
Originally Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008
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