The Rose

It is only a tiny rosebud
A flower of God's design
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine

The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I
The flower God opens so gently
In my hands would fade and die

If I cannot unfold a rosebud
This flower of God's design
How can I have wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?

So I'll trust in Him for His leading
Each moment of every day
And I'll look to Him for His guidance
Each step of the pilgrim way

For the pathway that lies before me
My heavenly Father knows
I'll trust Him to unfold the moments
Just as He unfolds the rose.
~ Selma Swanson ~

Have a delightful Monday!
Love and hugs to you, dear friends.

By the way, I started a Facebook page for The Enchanting Rose.
I would be overjoyed if you stopped by and "liked" the page :)
The Enchanting Rose Facebook Page

Linking up with these kind ladies:


Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

So beautiful :-)

Ashley~ said...

Love this poem~

Debbie said...

Lovely Stephanie....I would like and join your Facebook page but I don't "do" Facebook. Good luck and have a wonderful day!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

What a beautiful poem and beautiful pictures to go with it. Thanks for sharing Stephanie. ~ Abby

Anonymous said...

Absolutely perfect.
Stopping by to say hello from my quieter page, Stephanie. I decided to take a seasonal leave from the shop and from my art table, but I hope you'll continue to visit here.
Have a beautiful day.

Elizabethd said...

Perfect! I have just ordered a new rose for my garden....!

Meeha Meeha said...

Thank you for the beautiful pics and poem, I'm following on FB!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Your roses are beautiful. Lovely poem! Thanks for sharing.

Snap said...

Lovely poem and your images are gorgeous ... love roses and a little bling! Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Stephanie,
Oh my, what beautiful images and the poem is so appropriate. I do love roses, teacups, pearls, and poetry!

And yes, I am doing so much better; thank you!
God is healing me, thanks to His mercy and kindness, prayer, and the medical professionals who are looking after me.

Thank you dear friend for sharing and joining me for tea today. Have a beautiful week in Him.

Blessings & hugs,

Lavender Cottage said...

Beautiful tea vignette and poem.

kitty said...

I love the sweet poem, dear Stephanie, and also the soft, feminine tea vignette with the rose, pearls and beautiful tea cup.

Merlesworld said...

A very sweet poem.

Sherri B. said...

What a truly beautiful poem..and so true.

I don't have Facebook so I can't like you..even though I like you very much, hehe. xo

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie...so, so very pretty! Thank you for sharing! Blessings ♥ Teri

Pamela said...

The poem is beautiful...as are the pictures. Your teacup is, too. I always enjoy visiting here. I like you on Facebook so I don't miss your posts.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a beautiful tender poem and the teacup so lovely with the rose and pearls! Have a wonderful week!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Ahhh, such elegant photos. The addition of the pearls is so pretty, as is the teacup and saucer.

Vicky Hunt said...

This is just lovely Stephanie...:) The poem and photos couldn't be more perfect! Have a blessed day sweet friend!

Life On Willie Mae Lane

Linda said...

He knows just how to unfurl each beautiful bloom. This is lovely Stephanie. The pictures are perfect.

Libby said...

A beautiful poem accompanied by equally lovely photographs. Love, Love.

p.s. Thank you for the sweet sentiments concerning my father. Much appreciated. <3

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a particularly beautiful collections of photos and poem. I love roses, pearls (maybe from my June birthday?)and the beautiful china you chose!

NanaDiana said...

BEAUTIFUL images AND words- xo Diana

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Perhaps a tribute to your grandmother....The words are so very pretty and truthful.


JES said...

Beautiful photos with a beautiful message! Have a wonderful week!

Debbie Harris said...

Stephanie, that is truely beautiful! I love every part of that photo, outstanding! That was a perfect poem to go with the photo.

I'm a day late visiting.

Have a wonderful day today! Love you

Jenn said...

A beautiful poem and wonderfully illustrated - just beautiful!

I love the sentiments in the poem. It made me stop and think ... it is so true ... I don't know ... God does.

Thanks for your post!


PS I've reopened my old Google blog ... makes it easier to work w/Google situations.

Deanna said...

Oh pearls and roses, how very very lovely!!

Johanna said...

Hi Stehanie,
thank you for sharing this wonderful poem and the beautiful pictures.
best greetings, Johanna

Donna Heber said...

Hi Stephanie,

Your photos are stunning! Such a beautiful rose and poem. I love the name of your blog.

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous color of rose! Your photographs are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

So elegant and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Jessica @ A Humble Creation said...

Beautiful poem and photography, Stephanie! Love the vignette you've created as a visual portrayal of such a lovely poem.

Conniecrafter said...

pretty poem and just lovely pictures to go along!!

Kate M said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful poem!

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