Waiting to Bloom

Dear Reader:

As we were sadly packing up yesterday I glanced at the flower arrangement I brought and realized the flowers had been opening up one by one until the whole arrangement was at its most beautiful!

While Brooke and I were running here and there and sharing long talks on the porch the buds had opened unnoticed… until today-our last-it was in its full glory-what a lovely send-off!

I suppose the old saying ” Ignorance is Bliss” does have its increments of truth since at our last full gathering over 15 months ago none of us realized what was ahead of us and how long it would be before we saw each other again.

Even without the pandemic… grave health issues, unexpected moves, and serious family issues ran rampart though our lives collectively.

As I walked back out to the shore line to once again ponder the magnificent beauty of the ocean and the horizon beyond it…I realized how the challenging problems in life make us fully appreciate the good times even more!

So until tomorrow… Farewell ” Rest In Peace ” … like the blooms on the flowers… sometimes it just takes a little more time for all the blooms to get back in sync…but oh what a lovely picture we hold in our hearts until we gather again-the FOUR of us!

” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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4 Responses to Waiting to Bloom

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    So very true…how is Ashley Burrell doing?


    • Becky Dingle says:

      Talked with Honey today and not well…had the surgery but has been sick ever since…can’t even keep ice chips down…prayers, prayers.


  2. Lynn Gamache says:

    Becky, I’m so glad that the two of you gathered & had such a special time together there by the ocean. Seems it was a real time of reconnection, rest and renewal as actually there were three of you there— recalling the Scripture that reminds us that “ where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I also “!
    Such wonderful words from our Heavenly Father.


    • Becky Dingle says:

      You always have such beautiful metaphors Lynn…thank you so much for sharing them with me and the other blog readers. Such comfort in being in the presence of caring friends.


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