Good morning Friends ~ In my email inbox this morning, I had the following from GriefShare. If you know of anyone grieving, these daily emails of encouragement are really good. I look forward to reading them each day.
Remember the good times;
cherish the memories,
but live each day moving forward.
Focus your thoughts on what is before you
and how you are going to get there.
The scripture they shared was this one:
I have set before you life and death,
blessing and cursing:
therefore choose life
That was just what I needed for today. The past two days the grief has almost swallowed me up and Mark wouldn’t want that. He would want me to be my positive happy self as best as I can be without him. So, I am looking forward to making our little cottage a sweet retreat to heal and grow with each new day. It is a process, and with everyone it is different.
Thank you all for following along and I hope I’ve not bored you with all that’s going on, or made you leave my blog because it’s too much. Thank you for your continued love, encouragement, prayers and support.
Now here are some blooms to brighten your day and mine too.
Blue Butterfly bush Clerodendrum ugandense
Blue Clock vine
Ground orchids with poinsettia blooms in the background
Reed orchids Epidendrums
La Marne rose
I think this one is Bon Silene. This is from a cutting, my main plant died, so I can’t compare blooms, but I’m pretty sure that’s what this is. If not, someone can set me straight.
Well, it’s time for a nap. I went to the bank, got groceries, (had a hard time there keeping from breaking down, the tears started and I had to ask God for help, and made it although in a fog.) I dropped some books and stuff at the good will, and bought a little hard back book for 49 cents, ‘God’s Little Devotional Book for Women’.
Life is not a problem to be solved,
it is a gift to be enjoyed.
This is the day the Lord hath made
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
That’s it for now ~ FlowerLady Lorraine