Edelweiss, Edelweiss…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhile frenetically searching for something in my laptop bag this morning, I came upon the lyrics of my Mom’s favorite song, Edelweiss.

Finding that little piece of paper allowed me to pause, take a deep breath, and slow down my pace.

My friend Mark sang Edelweiss at Mom’s funeral, and it brought back memories of  her wonderful garden.  She tended to her flowers with skill and the utmost care.

Mom would often times sing “Edelweiss” while conjuring up savory meals in the kitchen.  Once in a while, Dad would whisk her away in a waltz around the kitchen or living room.

Here are the lyrics – so simple and yet, so beautiful.  While I don’t have a photo of the mountain flower found in Europe, I’ll share with you one a couple pics I snapped of white flowers.

“Edelweiss, Edelweiss

Every morning you greet me

Small and white, clean and bright

You look happy to meet me

Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow

Bloom and grow forever

Edelweiss, Edelweiss

Bless my homeland forever.”

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4 thoughts on “Edelweiss, Edelweiss…

  1. When we brought our younger son (who weighed 4 lbs. 7 ozs.) home from the hospital it was spitting snow in April and I sang that to him. He was my “blossom of snow.” I sing it to my grandchildren now when I rock them. Love it!

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