Light and Hope…

My Featured Blogger this week is Suzanne of Ellie894. Suzanne is a lover of all living things (her blog site is named after a beloved Labrador Retriever). She lives in East Texas with her family, which includes “four busy pups and one tortoise shell cat.” I’ve followed Suzanne for some years now, and always enjoy her lyrical prose. But I think this post–about her unexpected relationship with one of God’s most fleeting and beautiful creations–particularly illustrates Suzanne’s love all living things. (Bring tissues.)


In the spring I plant morning glories. Heavenly blue is the name on the seed packet, and they certainly are all of that! I hope they will begin to flower in the summer. But, it is autumn when they reach their most beautiful.

Some years I get the seeds tucked away in the dirt nice and early. They have taken over whole fences at times! When I am not careful enough in my placement, they have taken over other plants with their exuberant tendrils. Not so good.

Some years, I am late and so are the flowers. This year was somewhere in between early and late. I planted the seeds and I waited. The vines curled upward. The delicate heart shaped leaves multiplied. I had hope.

I waited for the first sign of a flower in June. Nothing and nothing and nothing….

The days sort of melted and meandered. I…

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17 Responses to Light and Hope…

  1. Heidi Viars says:

    This … absolutely beautiful … It touched me deeply. THANK YOU for sharing!

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  2. K.L. Hale says:

    Suzanne, and her beautiful words, gave us such a heartwarming gift in this post about love. It had a “Charlotte’s Web” feel to it. I fell in love with Ms. B and Suzanne because of her love for this tiny creature. Perfection.

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  3. This is such a life-affirming post.

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  4. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Thank you for the recommend, Mitch. Suzanne’s post provided a superb, heart-touching read!

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  5. ellie894 says:

    Thank you, Mitch for sharing the story of Ms B. The outpouring of kindness has touched my heart. May you and yours have a blessed new year! ☺️🦋

    Liked by 1 person

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