A Yellow Rose Day…..

A long time ago, in the time when my now ex-husband and I were dating and it was all new and good I had what I call to this day a, a yellow rose, kind of day.

It was summer in the valley and it was hot.  Robert and I both did children’s entertainment and when it is 100 degrees plus in the valley it can get really rough.  It was one of those long, long  hot days.

When I got home there was a yellow rose taped to the front door with a note attached.

It was a note from Robert saying, that he knew my day was hard and that he was thinking of me.  That is one of my fondest memories of my relationship with Robert.  Receiving that yellow rose really made all the difference in the world to me.  All of sudden the day was not so bad.

Too this day whenever I’m having a rough day I say, “it’s a yellow rose day”.

When I moved into Long Beach I bought some plants, one being a rose plant.  I had it in pot in the sun but it wasn’t doing well.  I decided to plant it in the dirt to see if it would do any better.

Well, the plant didn’t die but no flowers bloomed on it. Quite honestly it has been two years and I thought it would have died by now.  I have a black thumb not a green thumb.

Well a couple of weeks ago, I noticed one little tiny bud finally growing on the rose plant.  The bud blossomed.

And it was a yellow rose.  In that moment I felt all the joy I did years ago when Robert left me a yellow rose, knowing that someone was thinking of me.

In that moment I felt peace because it felt like God was sending me the message that he/she was looking out for me, that I was not alone. 

In that moment, that yellow rose bud brought me a moment of peace, serenity and security.

7 Responses to “A Yellow Rose Day…..”

  1. appleblossom girl Says:

    Dear Ivonne,
    What a wonderful anecdote. Reading it made me feel eased myself! 😉 The picture is really beautiful and I’m sure the yellow rose will become even bigger the next year (yellow is one of my favorite colors btw ;)).
    We also had a roseplant in the garden and my mother tried everything to make them blossom, but nothing worked so she gave up and we let it be- already giving up the hope, that someday it will bloom. But after a year or two, when we sat in hour living room and looked out the window (the roseplant is right in front of our window) there they were- little white-pink flowers. And how lovely they were! The next years they grew even bigger and now the flowers are as tall as a hand (which is a remarquable size i you ask me). They’re not flowering yet, but if they do I’ll make a photo of them and show it to you. 🙂
    I hope you will experience a lot more pleasant days and situations in your life,
    Lots of love, appleblossom 🙂

  2. dreamskape Says:

    Yellow roses are one of my favourite rose colours. I had yellow and white roses when I got married 🙂 This story also made me smile … What a lovely reminder of something good in your past.

  3. notjustagranny Says:

    Hi Ivonne 🙂
    What a wonderful story. you have a lovely way with words to describe the situation. my absolute favourite flower is yellow roses, so your story is even more special. my mother loved yellow roses and after she died we planted a rose bush on her grave and after 24 years it still blooms every year with hundreds of tiny yellow roses that smell like old lace.
    I love the photo of the rose you posted, wow. is the rose from your bush.
    thanks for a lovely post

  4. bookerdubois Says:

    i like this post…a “yellow rose day” huh? yeah, i dig that. a rough day but with some sense of peace to it…i can appreciate this

  5. Anonym Says:

    Beautiful this yellow rose… Moment of peace, serenity and security… All need it, but few ones have it in these times of turning turmoil with and without oil…

  6. radaronelson Says:


    • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

      That is one of the nice memories I have of my ex-husband…..

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