My Geranium Piece

I have not written about geraniums for a while. I have been too busy tending my plants to write about them.

Multiple pots of red geraniums adorned my yard and patio this summer. The plant pictured below held pride of place on my patio table.

At its peak, this geranium’s leaves and blossoms demonstrated perfection in a pot. They were healthy, vibrant, glorious.

I took this photo during the plant’s post-peak state. Its blossoms and leaves are waning.

Like my geranium, I am in my post-peak years. Not that I want to sound fatalistic, but I am waning.

My body does not move as quickly or as agilely as it once did. My brain processes thoughts more slowly.

That does not mean I am finished with this life, or have become useless.

My geranium, for as long as it can, will continue its work of producing blossoms.

And I will continue my work.

I will nurture my four wonderful, precious, amazing grandchildren.

I’ll tutor ESL students, encourage neighbors, and lend a helping hand to friends and even strangers.

Most importantly of all, I will prepare for entrance into the spectacular world that awaits me after I leave this one, thanks to Jesus’ sacrifice.

Keep moving forward, whatever your age. Do what you do best. Help others. Honor God.

I’ll end this missive with a quote attributed to American baseball great, Yogi Berra. “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”

11 thoughts on “My Geranium Piece”

  1. If Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over ‘till it’s over”, who said “It’s not over ‘til the fat lady sings”? Oh, wait, maybe that was me.
    Great message, as always, and the flowers are beautiful!

    1. Thank you, Kathy.
      I found this online. The correct expression is that; “the opera ain’t over till the fat lady sings.” It is said that this expression was first used by a sports writer, Dan Cook, writing for the San Antonio News-Express, Texas, round about the year 1976.

  2. I enjoyed this post so much. Keep on, my dear fellow blogger! I’m planning on returning to writing. I, too, have put some things on hold. However, I’m starting up again.

    1. Thank you. It is so easy to put writing on the back burner while you take care of more important things. However, I encourage you to get back at it! 🙂

  3. I say amen, yes, we all need to keep going no matter what stage of life we’re in. I’m one of your lucky readers in that I had the privilege of seeing firsthand those lovely geraniums at your house this past summer. Such a blessing!

  4. Beautifully written by my amazing sister who brings so much beauty to all those who know her. I love you dearly! 💗

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