Thursday, 30 June 2016
Visitors With a Purpose
Each Monday morning two people (whoever's turn it is on the rota), go into church early and dismantle the floral display. Then the flowers are made up into three, sometimes four, bouquets.
These bouquets are then taken out to people who the weeks Pastoral Visitor chooses.
This Monday it was a friends turn on the rota so she turned up on my doorstep , accompanied by another lady from church, with this bouquet.
Visitors with a definite purpose!
Unfortunately, I do not now have a vase large enough to hold an entire bouquet.
Did once upon a time but it got broken when we moved house.
So had to set to and divide the flowers up so they would go into two vases instead.
The pink Carnations went into one tall slim vase
The other wider vase holds the Lilies.
The kitchen and hall way smell divine.
Then there was this flower...is it a sort of Chrysanthemum?
Am really not sure at all.
....and then there are these. Have absolutely no idea what these are!
They do look a little worse for wear and even though there are several buds waiting to bloom they are drooping badly and turning brown.
Should have taken photos straight away on the Monday, but these photos were taken yesterday, Wednesday so they are not at their best.
I don't mind at all. The only time I get a bouquet/basket of flowers of any size is from my son on Mothering Sunday.
I tend to pick single or a couple of flowers to put in a small vase instead, or more often then not some greenery or sweet smelling herb.
My visitors came, and went again after thirty minutes.
We chatted and prayed together and shared God's love for all His children.
Great to share hugs too.