Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pink Saturday # 12

These are the last of the flowers to bloom in my garden. It is a sure sign that summer is coming to an end. I am sharing these flowers with you today and the story that goes along with them. Two years ago I had two girls in my class. They are twins. I fell in love with them. They are so full of life and energy and are about the happiest girls I know. They have an infectious giggle that make me laugh!!! On their last day of kindergarten with me they each gave me a hibiscus plant. I planted them right away and was thrilled to wake up one morning last summer to see the flowers had bloomed. This year I was a bit nervous because the plant looked like it wasn't going to come back to life. Again, I awoke to a surprise to see nice new green stalks growing and just two weeks ago the first flower bloomed.


I have such a fondness for these girls that both last summer and this summer I offered to watch them a couple of days while their mother was working. They keep me young at heart!!!

The next picture is one I took when one of the girls was writing in her journal in school. One thing I do is give the children pictures and they can pick one that they want to write about. On this particular day one of the girls chose to write about this picture of a Barbie doll. (Notice the pink!) In case you can't read "kindergarten" , it says, "she is pretty like Mrs. King" Is it any wonder why I love these girls LOL!!!!





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50 comments:

Becky said...

You have been given such a wonderful blessing of touching precious young lives. I know how rewarding that is.
Thank you for your warm welcome to FFFF. I enjoyed sharing.
Becky
Laceandlures.blogspot.com

Darlene said...

Awwww, you sound like the best teacher....and how sweet of the little girls. I bet every year you have a child or two that just steals your heart.

Karen said...

Awww, that is so sweet! I love that you saved it. :)

Jeanne said...

Ok, I have my coffee and I wish we could visit in person Dawn. Your story about the twins is adorable. I would have a hard time not getting close to your class. Children are my hearts love. I taught Sunday school for 15 years, and I have fond memories of those years. The Barbie doll pic is cute, and it says alot about you as a teacher.

Your hibiscus plants are of interest to me. I didn't think they could survive the cold weather. The blooms are so pretty. Your pink post is the best.

Love...Jeanne

Check your post from yesterday, I left a comment this am. Also I gave you an award yesterday. smile

Tracy said...

Such beautiful hibiscus flowers, Dawn...and an even more beautiful story that goes with them! I think you must be one of those very special teachers that touch our lives forever...no doubt these twin girls know that already ;o) Happy Pink Saturday ((HUGS))

Beverly said...

I Dream of Jeanne - oops, I meant I Dream of Mrs. King. Do you have a genie outfit that you wear to class?

I know, I know! I'll try to behave.

You have inspired me that I need to have a hibiscus. I thought my hibiscus days had ended when we left South Florida. And, now I have hope.

Happy Pink Saturday, prite Mrs. King.

p.s. I tooted the horn, but you didn't come out. :-(

ellen b said...

Beautiful Flowers! I so love Kindergarten talk! That is so sweet. Enjoy...

g said...

Dawn you must be a wonderful teacher. It's such an important job, and how blessed you are to have such wonderful students. They will remember you all their lives!

Lochlanina said...

What a sweet story. Happy Pink Saturday.

Melissa Wertz said...

Sounds like very precious students that you will always remember. I bet that they will always remember you too!

Shelia said...

Morning sweet Dawn! I just know how much you must be loved by your littl students!
Be a pink sweetie,
Shelia ;)

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

What a great post! Beautiful flowers and a fun doll!

~ Gabriela ~

dana said...

I had forgotten what a joy it was to "read kindergarten"--well put! So glad you plants thrived--the blooms are beautiful! Keep up your great love for those kiddos--you are a blessing to them.

rosechicfriends said...

Love the pretty PINK flower..and how sweet to have those sweeties just loving on ya!!!

Happy Pink
Lorena

Dawn said...

Happy pink saturday!

Smilingsal said...

What a blessing it is to meet and get to know special students.

Katie said...

Don't you love how she spelled pretty? How precious! Happy Pink Saturday Dawn!

Cori G. said...

Hi Dawn,
What a darling little post. I'm so glad your hybiscus bloomed again. The sweetest things come out of childrens mouths.
Happy pink Saturday.

Suzie Button said...

What a sweet story! What a rich life you lead as a teacher! Happy Pink Saturday!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Dawn,
Things like this writing are what make it all worthwhile wouldn't you say? I think it's great that you still have it!

Did you bring the hibiscus in? I did not know there were any that would make it through the cold. Those flowers are so pretty...some of the most dramatic blooms I've seen!
Diane

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Dawn, Lovely "pink" flowers & such a cute story!!!...Heidi XO

Deborah said...

Those darling children must have your heart! I can read kindergarten! Isn't it precious the way they sound out words?

Happy Pink Saturday to you, Dawn!
Hugs,
Deborah

Linda said...

What a sweet story....and sweet girls too...you are a special person. I'm glad their plants are thriving and what pretty blooms...hugs, Linda

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Dawn, your Hibiscus flower is beautiful! I love the story which went along with it. You must be a awesome teacher!
Love, Ann

Abuela Beauty said...

Hi Dawn!!
So sweet story!!

Here grow many varieties of Hibiscus.
My Favorite is Hibiscus sabdarifa because I made with it a delicious marmalade!!

Happy pink Saturday!!

Besitos from Argentina!!
Silvia

Marina Capano said...

so cute!!!
Happy pink Saturday!!

Kiss from Argentina!!

Marina

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello dawn!

Happy Pink Saturday! Love your blooming flowers! So pretty. And don't kids say the cutest things!

Hugs,
Maryjane

MyBigMouth said...

Ahh,Dawn...what a sweet story.
I especially enjoyed it as I also teach youngsters(3-4yrs old).

marianne said...

oh, how sweet. A darling story and your hibiscus are just gorgeous.

Have a wonderful...and sweet!... Pink Saturday! :)

Nola said...

The hibiscus flowers are beautiful. Do you bring it in for the winter, or leave it out? If it is hardy enough to leave out in your winter up there, it would make it through our mild winter, too. Do you happen to know what variety it is? I love old fashioned flowers, but every hibiscus I ever tried to grow wasn't hardy enough to make it through winter.
No wonder you loved those twins! Isn't it wonderful to know that you rank right up there with Barbie? That is a heartfelt compliment coming from a little girl!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Dawn I always look forward to your Pink Saturday post and I am never disappointed. Always something fun, interesting and pink! That was a nice everlasting gift the girls gave you. ~ Lynn

She'sSewPretty said...

What a sweet story. It sounds like all of you have been blessed to know each other!

Lara said...

a heart-warming post!

Susan Hickam said...

Love your story-I will never forget my kindergarten teacher and I bet these girls won't forget you either. Happy Pink Saturday!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh how I love hisiscus! I have three bushes in my yard, two in purple and one in white. My purple ones bloomed two weeks before the white this year. How odd! I love how you framed your flowers!

My mother was a kindergarten teach for many years before she became an art teacher. I remember those back to school times, and I still to this day (though she has been gone 27 years) have people coming up to me and telling me how much they loved her! Believe me, those girls will always remember you!

Kady

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Dawn,these flowers and your photos of them are wonderful!!! How lucky these children are to have such a talented and wonderful teacher!!! Have a great start to the new school year!!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Dawn! Happy Pink SAturday to you! I love the pink Hibiscus....they have the biggest and prettiest flowers. I can tell those sweet twins love you just as much as you love them. Have a great day!

xoxo,
Queenie!

bj said...

such a sweet post !

kristiane said...

Wow - the flowers are gorgeous and those girls sound precious. :)

Margie said...

Beautiful *pink* flowers! What a sweet story about those two precious little girls! Those are sure memories to treasure! And what a lovely way to remember them, with the plants that they gave you.

paintinpatti said...

Hi Dawn!
I love your flowers and the Barbie letter. I too - love when I get love notes and the kiddos tell me how pretty I am! Where else can you work where you get a zillion hugs and are told how pretty you are almost every day!
Happy PINK Saturday!

Patricia said...

One of my favorite flowers - your photos are beautiful. Children sure know how to love !

Joy said...

Soooo precious! And the hibuscus (hibisci?) are gorgeous - glad they came back for you.

Angie said...

awwwwwwwwww..I love that story, Dawn! I would love to get a hibiscus...but I seem to be only able to grow weeds...:( I may try again next summer!

~Angie

p.s. your blog background is just gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Dawn, the flowers are beautiful, but the real beauty lies in your warm heart!
Kathy

Cottage Rose said...

AWWWWW how sweet; This goes to show you what a kind and loving and caring teacher you are Dawn. And we need more like you. love the story and the photos.
Happy Pink Saturday.....

Hugs;
Alaura

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I've a fondness for teachers and all you do and how you impact a child's life. A child never forgets their K teacher or the memories.
Hibiscus is one of my fave flowers.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Are you back to work yet?

melissa said...

Your pink flowers are beautiful Dawn, but I LOVE the drawing/writing by the student. Just precious!!

Melissa

My Crafty Little Page said...

I do read "kindergarten" and how sweet. I know school is starting, so here's wishing you a wonderful year! Nancy

Tricia said...

Happy Pink Saturday Miss Dawn. I love your pink post this week/