A Plant is Reborn

August 13, 2007 by Kailani  
Filed under my family

Remember this post? Well, for those of you who were asking, here is the update.

We eventually decided to call Grandpa up and beg him to take the plant back. When we got there, he was shocked at how fast the poor thing withered up. Did we keep it out of direct sunlight? Yes. Did we water every day? Yes. Not too much water, right? Nope.

He said he would take care of it but he wasn’t making any promises.

This was about a week ago. Last night we went to their house for dinner and of course the first thing Girlie Girl asked when we walked into the house was, “How’s my plant?�?

Here it is. Looks like it’s getting a second chance at life. Thank you Grandpa!

Around the Blogosphere this week:

  • Don’t forget to enter my PicaJet Photo Organizer giveaway.
  • The Carnival of Family Life is up at Colloquium.
  • The Carnival of Cities is up at Homespun Honolulu.
  • Trista of The Pumpkin Patch is hosting an End of Summer Party.
  • Summer’s Nook is hosting a Group Writing Project. The theme is A Person Who Changed My Life.
  • Write From Karen is hosting a photo contest. This time the theme is Back-to-School.

About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


20 Responses to “A Plant is Reborn”
  1. summershine says:

    Hey, thanks for spreading the word about the GWP!
    I’m glad Girlie Girl’s plant is surviving. Grandpa will have to show her all his plant saving tricks!

  2. Desert Songbird says:

    My kids think that Grandpa is the BEST. So glad the girls’ grandpa saved the day, and the plant.

  3. yoshi says:

    Maybe i should bring my plants that I’ve managed to wither to grandpa.

    I swear I have the black thumb!

  4. Melissa says:

    So glad that grandpa was able to help!! :) Hey I just saw on the news that Flossie may be headed your way :S Any word on that???

  5. Jamie says:

    Thank goodness for grandpas with green thumbs! Hey, I have a lucky bamboo at work that is dying. Maybe he could sent some good vibes its way. ;)

  6. BeachMama says:

    Yay for Grandpa!! I guess he will be keeping the plant with him now eh? Did he say what he thought happened?

  7. Lulu says:

    That Grandpa! He’s my hero! Especially since he can cook, too! ;-)

  8. donetta says:

    Wisdom is a hard thing to pass along in word. It is the touch that is known through experience. Perhaps His gift to you is to experience him in his wisdom.
    Thank you for the heads up on upcoming events. I appreciate your sweet kindness through the comments. They are like hugs to my spirit.
    Be embraced!

  9. La Bellina mammina says:

    Green thumbs Kailani. In my family, my paternal grandma, my dad and I have them, my mom and sis don’t.

    Glad he was able to salvage the plant. Will it stay with him now?

  10. Jen @ One Moms World says:

    And grandpa’s are the BEST. They save the day quite often. :)

  11. Pamela says:

    maybe it just missed grandpa

  12. wendy says:

    Hey! Pamela said exactly what I was going to say!

  13. Dana says:

    I’m so glad it is recovering!!! Its a miracle!!!

    I am trying to think if I have any pics to enter that photo contest of Karen’s…..not sure if I have any back to school ones..besides the normal first day of school sitting at a desk ones..but I’ll think on it! My brain is fried right now.

  14. Sparky Duck says:

    ok what kind of magic did he use to pull that off-

  15. Stacey says:

    Oh wow, Grandpa rocks! He’s the plant whisperer isn’t he?! I was worried about that plant, now I know I don’t have to any longer. You didn’t need a laundry room plant anyway…just took up too much room! xo

  16. Renee says:

    Wow! Grandpa is my hero! Glad he saved the plant. I wonder what went wrong…maybe you had it in the draft from a window or your A/C unit?
    could be anything.

  17. tiggerprr says:

    Yay for Grandpa! :)

  18. Write From Karen says:

    Aren’t grandparents the best? I’m so glad Girlie Girl’s plant is making a come back. Yay grandpa!

    Thanks for the link love! (And for tagging me. I’ll answer in a few days. :) )

  19. Christine says:

    Did he tell you his secret?

    Wow! I’m gone a couple of days, and look what I’m missing! I’ll have to check all of these out!

  20. Romie says:

    Me and my mom are opposite – she has a horrible time keeping plants alive and gives them to me to save…

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