The last bloom

January 29, 2013––This plucky begonia bloom has been on our window sill since before Christmas and is still blooming strong. It's the only remaining bloom of last summer's flowers. And it's likely the last bloom we will enjoy from this small-town prairie garden. Life is taking us on a new adventure and to a new home closer to our children, grandchildren, and extended family. For the first time since we were newlyweds living in New York, we'll be experiencing city life again. But still in Kansas, and of course, we'll plant flowers and maybe even a few prairie grasses in our new place.

We'll leave these gardens to a new family and trust that they'll receive as much joy as we have from watching a prairie garden grow. The new owners have already given us permission to come back in the spring and take a few snips and starts from this Kansas Prairie Garden. We'll keep you posted as we are uprooted and transplanted. Hopefully we will keep blooming where God is planting us for this next leg of the wonderful journey that is life!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Enjoy looking at your pictures.

Martha

Kathy Cheek said...

Will miss your prairie garden, but so happy for you to be able to move closer to your kids and grandchildren, I have a feeling you will turn your new yard into a beautiful sanctuary for many flowers and plants, hope you will still be sharing with us here!

Deborah Raney said...

We are all moved in to the new house and excited for spring so we can start getting our hands dirty in this new place. More to come! :) Thanks for your encouraging words!

Melanie said...

Wow, Deborah. .I am SLOW :-) I hope you find much joy in your new corner of the world. .and more than anything. .I hope that you find great joy in doing the work that God has planned for you both. .and His Kingdom! Blessings!

Deborah Raney said...

Thanks, Melanie. We are adapting quite well to city life and thankful for a quiet neighborhood to nestle in. God has led every step of the way and we are excited to see what He has in store for us in this new chapter of our lives.