Another Pink Sunset

As I thought of Winter and “pink” and what I might share with you for Pink Saturday, I was reminded of something my Dad once wrote. As we begin a new year, I think the timing’s just right. I hope you enjoy it…

God Has Given Me Another Pink Sunset
We were returning home and turning into the driveway on a beautiful winter evening when Stephanie, my three-year-old granddaughter, whispered to her mother. “God has given me another pink sunset,” she said.

The wisdom of her comments, from one of such tender age, enthralls me. Every word has majesty and meaning.

GOD   The creator of the universe. And the implication from Stephanie is — her God. The influence of a Christian home was never more apparent.

HAS   Meaning not will do, but did. Accomplished.

GIVEN   A present. Not purchased by Stephanie; not even claimed by any merit. A free gift recognized and acknowledged.

ME   What a marvelous love is implied. He did it for me. I know He did. How God must love me to give a present so special Stephanie vibrates, feeling the touch of God.

ANOTHER   This sunset is not the first present. He has done it before. He remembers me again.

PINK   The color of love and generous feelings. And truly, God is love.

SUNSET   Signifying, at the close of this day, remember you are in my care. I gave it just for you. I am with you always.

God gives us sunsets — and sometimes special granddaughters to help us truly see them.

Aaah, out of the mouths of babes …

Well, the “babe” is now a sophomore in college and celebrating her 20th birthday tomorrow — on New Year’s Day.

To you, Stephanie, happy birthday wishes from Aunt Susan and family! Do you like that I called you a “babe” ?  🙂


And to all of you, I extend my best wishes for a new year full of God’s richest blessings … and many beautiful sunsets (and sunrises) to remind you that you are loved!

Happy New Year!

I am joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
and Charlotte and Ginger for Spiritual Sunday.


  1. I enjoyed this very much. I will never look at a pink sunset the same! I have always thought of the sun setting as God saying goodnight. But now I will also think of it as Him saying, “I love you.” Especially, when it is pink:)

  2. Awesome write, Susan. The sunset is breathtaking!

    I wish you the best of joys, life & loves this New Year.

    Happy New Year!
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  3. What a breathtaking view. Perfect for pink saturday. I hope you have a wonderful new year!

  4. What an absolutely gorgeous sunset and picture! It is so beautiful it is hard to believe it is real. Just stunning. Thanks for sharing the photo and the words of wisdom and great comfort. Happy New Year!

  5. What a sweet story! Children are amazing and precious and the things they say astounding at times!
    Happy New Years!

  6. Happy New Year Susan Sweetie…
    What a beautiful share today. Yes out of the mouth of a Babe, came your beautiful inspiration for this gorgeous write. It is absolutely breathtaking.

    Now when I look into the Phoenix Sunsets that are generally pink, I will think of your precious Stephanie and think, “God has given me another pink sunset.” How beautiful. Happy Birthday to Stephanie as well.

    Have a gorgeous New Year’s sweet friend and I so look forward to another beautiful year of shares in 2011.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  7. Don’t you just love listening to the little ones? They are so cute and say the most honest things. The sunset is gorgeous and now when I see a desert sunset, I will think of you. Happy Pink Saturday and wishing you and your a very Happy New Year, Char

  8. I so enjoyed your post and beautiful photo. Somehow a pink sunset will never be the same for me anymore but something greater and far more wondrous! Have a blessed New Year!
    Hugs, LisaKay

  9. Gorgeous pic and a wonderful post!!

    Happy PS and Happy New Year!!


  10. A lovely and inspiring post.

  11. Beautiful post….
    May God richly bless you and give you many more Pink Sunset in 2011.

  12. Hi Susan,

    Thanks for sharing these precious words of Stephanie. There is so much love and peace in her words.

    I send you and family my hope for a new year filled with God’s love, grace, and joy.

    Blessings and peace.


  13. What a beautiful post! Happy Birthday to Stephanie! And Happy New Year!


  14. What a beautiful post! Happy Birthday to Stephanie! And Happy New Year!


  15. What a lovely post, and beautiful photo! Happy New Year:@)

  16. Hello Susan,
    that’s an absolutely fantastic sunset photo.
    I wish you a very Happy New Year full of Health, Luck and Joy.
    Greetings, Johanna

  17. Happy New Year greetings from Holland!
    Wonderful picture!

  18. wow…this is beautiful.. His artwork…the best.

  19. What a beautiful post ~ and sunset!

    Wishing you a blessed and happy New Year!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  20. What a wonderful post. Happy Pink New Year.

  21. Thank you so much for sharing such a sweet story with us, and such a breathtaking photo. Happy New Year and Happy Pink Saturday!

  22. Yes, Texas does have awesome sunsets and this one Speaks Volumes about Awesome! Wonderful photo and write…so thoughtful! Thanks for sharing on this the First Day of 2011.

    Happpy New Year, Marty!

  23. Beautiful! Happy Pink New Years!

  24. What a great sentiment to remember all year. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year!

  25. Oh, Susan, how amazingly put! Thank you for this post, and Happy Birthday to your precious Stephanie. May God continue to give her many more happy birthdays and an amazing year of blessings. Same for her grandmother and the rest of her family!


    Sheila 🙂

  26. What a view. It takes your breath away. Happy PS Laura

  27. Beautiful, beautiful sunset. God is so good. Happy New Year. God Bless.

  28. Hi lovely lady.
    This is just gorgeous sweet lady !!
    and your photo’s are Beautiful. I hope you and your family have a Great New Year.Thanks so much for all your lovely comments this past year on my Tablecapes lol

  29. This is so beautiful! Time goes by so fast.
    God Bless and Happy New Year,

  30. Wow! I love how you broke that sentence down and opened it up so all that goodness could flow out. SO good. Thanks. God bless 🙂

  31. what a lovely picture and beautiful written post

  32. What a beautiful shot AND post!

    This was very well stated and written.

    I kept a journal when my children were young and managed to keep some of the wonderful things they said noted… but oh how I wish I were a young mother that could blog!

    Have a beautiful New year!


  33. We had – no God gave us – a beautiful pink sunset a couple of nights ago. Your post made me think about it in a different light. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings for a beautiful New Year!

  34. What a precious testimony from the mouth of a 3 year old, and the pen of a 3+ year old! Thank you for sharing the moment and the pic. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay