Monday, June 2, 2008

Flowers...and a Farewell

It was a beautiful day for flower shots, so I had to do some....even though last week's theme was flowers. Oh well! My neighbor has beautiful flowers, so I took most of these at her house. We have one poppy that bloomed at our house...someone planted it long before I lived here!







And, today we took Derek's parents to the airport and bid farewell for 18 months as they headed off to serve their mission in the West Indies. For those of you who saw my post last week when we dropped them off at the MTC...well, that looked like goodbye, didn't it? Well, it turns we were able to have them stay at our house last night and then take them to the airport today. It was sad to see them go. Ouch. My heart is hurting tonight... But we know they are doing the right thing. We're so glad e-mail, blogs and Skype will help us keep in touch!!!


And FYI.... Nate's mission call is scheduled to arrive this WEDNESDAY!!!!! Stay tuned!



21 comments:

Sara said...

I was confused- gald you clarified that you posted the "same" goodbye last week.
So sad to say goodbye twice. It helps to know they are on a noble trip.

Mom2Drew said...

Lovely flowers and I so enjoy how you converted the goodbye in BnW.

Reds said...

So hard to say goodbye - love the b&ws!

Becky said...

That crop on your first shot is so cool! And the goodbye ones are making me sad for your kids.

Chell said...

Oh such pretty flowers. Excited to hear where your Son is headed off too. Looks like a very touching farewell.

Kristina said...

Love that first flower detail shot.

Michelle said...

ooh, i love that first one. the symmetry of it is beautiful. really like your conversion on the good bye photos.

Nicole said...

Oh that last one is just heartbreaking. I missed the original post about them leaving. That is a long time!

Cindi Koceich said...

Wow...what is that first flower??? It is sooo cool looking!!

Joanne said...

Awww, the goodbyes are heartbreaking! But the first flower is breathtaking!

Suzy said...

Beautiful flower shots and it's hard to say goodbye, but you captured the moment perfectly.

lcp said...

The first image is stunning! I love the vibrant colors and detail you captured. And the farewell photos are so touching. Great job!

Molly said...

That last one is so precious and heart wrenching at the same time.

pat said...

Margaret, sometimes I think those double goodbyes are the hardest. I am so glad we were too far from Utah to see DS off at the airport and rip the emotional scab off... LOVE LOVE the poppy center! Phenomenal detail there. Nice garden your neighbor has, too.

Jess said...

WOW, those flowers are GORGEOUS! LOVE the goodbye shots, the b&w really drives home the seriousness of it all. Kudos to you all for doing missions work! That is an awesome gift. :)

Amanda said...

I love the timeless quality of the black and whites. Really nice.

Bobbi said...

That first picture is just wow. The goodbye pictures really tug at my heart, there is so much love there.

Amy said...

Gorgeous flowers, that first shot is amazing! Your goodbye pics show how much love you all have for each other!

Scrapper88 said...

I love that first shot, the details are just amazing!! Such lovely photos. And the goodbye is such a heartfelt moment.

Tracy said...

That first shot is amazing! Goodbyes are so hard. I'm glad "grandpa & grandma" in our family our home from their mission! It's sure hard to have them gone!

Tracy

jewels said...

That first flower is intriguing. I love the texture and patterns inside! WOW. Those goodbye photos are so bittersweet~! :) Thanks for all your prayers too Margaret!

Cheers,
jewels