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Saturday, December 14, 2013

God's Timing is Always Perfect

Lisa from Ivory Blush Roses,has a beautiful blog that I have enjoyed for some time now.
 I've enjoyed her journey's, and her joy's and wept with her through her sorrows.
For several days, I have been following her progress on this beautiful 
cardinal pin cushion she was creating.  It's stunning.
Last week, she asked for my address to send me a Christmas card
.  When I went to the mailbox yesterday, I was stunned to find this gorgeous creation. 
 It had more meaning to me than Lisa could know. 
 Losing my mother that morning, I was not in the greatest of shape. 
 But this special gift I received was much more than expected. I'd say, a small miracle. 
 My mother loved cardinals, they were her favorite bird. 
She loved to watch them at the feeders outside our childhood home. 
 She also had a collection of cardinals that were displayed in her home. 
 Receiving Lisa's special gift, and on the day my mother died, was a true gift of love
  from both Lisa and our God. 
 How was she to know, when to send it so that it arrived when I needed it most. 
 A true miracle. You can read more about how this came about by clicking on her link, 
and reading her beautiful post.  I can't thank you enough Lisa, you, to me,
 are a true gift from God and I will treasure you and my pinchushion always.
 God Bless You from the bottom of my heart.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Good-byes Are So Hard

Such a sad day today, filled with so many mixed emotions.
Mom passed away this morning, and
there is a void in our lives
that will never be filled again.
Mom, Dad and Marti have all been reunited,
and I can only imagine the celebration she felt 
to be with them, and her family again.
Though she is no longer with us physically,
I know she is in my heart to stay.
I love you Mom,
enjoy your Christmas in Heaven.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Good-bye is So Hard

After many months of hospitals and near death experiences,
my mother is going to leave us.
I've been struggling with losing her,
so close to the time we lost our sister.
And with the Christmas season here,
 what a terrible time to lose our Mom.
But after much prayer, 
I've come to an important revelation.
We may be saying good-bye to her,
but God is giving her the greatest Christmas
gift ever. He is reuniting Mom with Dad,
her sisters and brother,
and her mother and father.
What greater gift could He give her?
She is passing quietly, and will
soon be rejoicing with those
she misses so dearly. 
I will miss her, and the special moments
we were able to share with her
over the past weeks. 
but it's time for her to go,
There will be tears of sadness,
but I hope to have tears of joy
with the realization she is finally Home.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Visit From St. Ann!

So I'm sitting in my chair watching t.v. 
when I get a knock at the door. 
The dogs are having a fit as I go to answer it.
 I open the door, and this lady asks "do they bite?"
 No I said, and she walks in and asks, "where's the refrigerator?"
 What!? All I'm thinking at this point, 
is why is a waitress from Big Boy in my kitchen!?
 She walks to the fridge, and moves my magnets
 around to make room for this picture. 
Totally confused, I asked her what was going on! 
Well it appears my husband was eating there the other night,
(I was at a meeting) and the waitress, who is very chatty,
 commented on his Santa appearance.
 When he said he had cut his beard
 because he didn't want me telling him anymore 
that he should play Santa.
 So she puts her Santa hat on his head, 
grabs her red scarf and a sign decoration,
drapes him in all of it and grabs her camera! 
She took his picture, then in her way, gets the info
 on his name and where he lives, 
as she also lives in Ft. Gratiot. 
So she looked our address up in the phone book,
 and there she was! In my kitchen, hanging a picture on my fridge!
 I found out her name is Ann, we've had her as 
a waitress before. Ken was quite surprised to see the picture,
 but it is a good one!
(he does make one handsome Santa though,
don't you think!?)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Finally!!!

 After almost 2 months I'm finally able to get back on my blog!! I've had more problems with blogger this year, hopefully this is the end of it. Now to catch up with all of you!