Oh wow Fran, what a great fact... I will have to remember this! I love roses, all but red ones, they have lost their luster to me :).
And most definitely keeping survivors and witnesses and families of the tragedies of the last month in my prayers. Almost a hundred killed or wounded from these sort of acts of horror in the last year.
be authentically you... it's journey, not a one day hike.
Fitness Minutes: (67,642) Posts: 22,667 12/14/12 11:40 P
12/15 -- the Christmas rose A well known English plant, the Christmas rose, is a true Christmas flower. It is sometimes called the Snow or Winter Rose. It blooms in the depths of winter in the mountains of Central Europe. Legend links it with the birth of Christ and a little shepherdess named Madelon. As Madelon tented her sheep one cold and wintry night, wise men and other shepherds passed by the snow covered field where she was with their gifts for the Christ Child. The wise men carried the rich gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense and the shepherds, fruits, honey and doves
Poor Madelon began to weep at the thought of having nothing, not even a simple flower for the Newborn King. An angel, seeing her tears, brushed away the snow revealing a most beautiful white flower tipped with pink - the Christmas rose.
let us remember the children we lost Friday in the school shooting in Newton Con. and their families and the adults who were also shot for no reason. lets also remember those kill this week in the Portland OR. shopping mall.
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