Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.



This week’s smile comes courtesy of my mother-in-law’s rosebush. It’s always the first rose to bloom each spring, and it’s the most fragrant. Years ago my father-in-law picked the first blossom each year and took it into the house for his wife. So sweet.

Millie’s rose.

I think about them both every time I pass this bush which we transplanted to our own yard several years ago. And the memories always, without fail, make me smile.

What made you smile this week? Write a post and link to Trent’s weekly smile blog, he’ll recap on Monday and then you’ll be able to share smiles with lots of other happy people!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

15 thoughts on “Smiling

  1. Very nice. A memory with every bloom.

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  2. Coincidentally, a single flower makes me smile this week, too. It is a cutleaf peony bloom, the only one on the plant, but the plant was a gift from a friend who died several years ago. Added to that, the single peony perfumes our entire front porch! Love your rose, Dawn! 🙂

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  3. So gorgeous — wish the Internet had a “scent” button!

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  4. Beautiful and it’s wonderful that you have your mother’s rose.


  5. That is a great story. It is a beautiful rose and picture.


  6. That is so beautiful! I love the story to go with your amazing rose. So very special ❤


  7. Pingback: The Weekly Smile Recap 6/10 – 6/16/2019 | Trent's World (the Blog)

  8. Such a beautiful way to remember them.

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