I am a lover and collector of hearts, and flowers of course. Well, I got this idea to make a little heart patio in front of the caravan, west end. We have some bits and pieces of green serpentine marble that we bought at a yard sale many, many years ago stacked up as we couldn’t figure out what exactly to do with them. Well, here’s a project planned for some of them, not all but some.
I saw some black plastic edging as I walked around this morning that I hadn’t done anything with and decided to use that to ‘mark’ out the heart. I used some scrap aluminum for the stakes. The shape still needs a little tweaking, and to have the weeds pulled out of, sand put in and tamped level, then I’ll look at marble pieces to see what will be the right fit to make this project. Then, I’ll figure out how to fill in the spaces with concrete or mortar mix.
I’m also going to incorporate a hand print of DH’s and paw print of our old hound dog Blub. Probably in the center.
I keep getting ideas inside and out, and it gives me something to look forward to with the gift of each new day, and I’ll learn new things along the way.
Thank you all for your love, support, prayers, emails and gifts. I really felt blessed yesterday, encouraged, inspired and motivated too.
Here’s a piece I got in my email this morning from Grief Share.
"Knowing the Lord and His comfort does not take away the ache; instead, it supports you in the middle of the ache. Until I get home to heaven, there's going to be an ache that won't quit. The grieving process for me is not so much a matter of getting rid of the pain, but not being controlled by the pain."
Grief is deep and it hurts, it sneaks up on you, it doesn’t matter where you are and you are overwhelmed. But, we just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other, moment by moment, resting in the knowledge that God is with us and cares deeply for us. If we give in to despair, we are of no use to God, ourselves or anyone else. We will miss out on blessings.
Enjoy these next few days of this year. Be thankful for the year that you’ve just had. Look forward to positive things in the new year. Learn and grow from mistakes.