Saturday, March 9, 2013

Again, not a coincidence

Hello Folks ~ Today makes 3 months since my dear husband left this earth to be with God. At times it seems like forever ago, and other times only like yesterday. I miss him terribly, that doesn’t go away and I love him more than ever. I posted on my other blog this morning, you can read it here if you wish, Three months ago today…

I did pretty good at work today, until this afternoon when things started quieting down, then I started to feel that ‘aloneness’ that is so hard to take. After being with someone for 43 years, where you talked everyday about all kinds of subjects, then to have no communication is really rough! Coming home to an empty, quiet house hurts.

I had a selection of music I had made to play while I’m at work, and right before I left for home the tune ‘When a man loves a woman’ by Arlen Roth came on. Our favorite rendition of this song, it is beautiful! Another gift, not a coincidence.

Then on the way home while talking to God and telling him how I was feeling, I spied two iron looking things ‘curbside’. I had to go around the block and then pull up on the sidewalk as there was nowhere to pull over, I got out, grabbed them and put them in the van. They are light weight metal of some sort, but I was smiling. I couldn’t help it. The song on the radio was ‘Everlasting God’ and then I started crying. This was my first curbside find since my husband left this earth.  The last thing we found was in Sept. when he was still up and about somewhat, and it was the funky Charlie Brown Christmas tree. I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for treasures when I’m out and about but haven’t found anything. These were my treasures, on this day.

This is how they were standing on the sidewalk. They fold up I realized when I put them in the van. They have a hook to hang a plant from in the middle under the glass ball.

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This is how they look folded, a ‘heart’ !!! Can you believe it? I’ve got an idea to use them folded like this and mounted either to a fence or a wall.

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Here are crocheted, beaded edgings I made today.

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It was a beautiful day!

May you all be blessed.

FlowerLady

25 comments:

sharon said...

wonderful find ..how appropriate..the hearts a sign

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Three months is really such a short time,yet,I know,at times it feels like forever. For me it was about at the three month period that the deep heart wrenching sobbing began.We need to let those tears flow,God sees them and understands. Enjoy the good days and know that when a sad day comes,it too will pass and the sun will shine again.
Hugs

Annie said...

I love yo

Annie said...

I love your treasured find...someone is indeed watching over you

Heather said...

Wow Lorraine, what a beautiful find! ... and your little lace crochets are just lovely! Cheers~

Jillayne said...

Ahh Lorraine - three months is it? I so understand what you say when you talk about time - in grief, time has no meaning. Anniversaries are double edged swords sometimes and while it is certain you will be thinking of the sadness, I can tell you are also holding on to the love and the memories of happy times.
Your gifts on this day fit with that don't they...I love the hearts you "found"; personally I think they were planted there for you, a gift for you.
Thinking of you,

jillayne

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

A beautiful day for you. Wonderful!

Great curbside find.

Kit said...

Oh my! These were sent just for you! And you found them. So perfect for my heart loving friend. Enjoy! Love, Kit

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Almost like he left them there for you to find! Keeping you in my thoughts :)

Julie said...

What amazing finds!!! Wow. They are so pretty...and hearts too. They were meant for you! How fast can you make these beaded edgings? They are amazing!!!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

What a curbside find Lorraine and so so apt. :) Mmm, the conversations (missing); the empty house - yes some days just terribly difficult.
Always thinking of you
I thought this post was just so beautiful. I really felt for you.
xx

Sunray Gardens said...

The plant stands are really nice. They would look really nice as a hanging on the fence also though.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Rebecca said...

No COINCIDENCE is right! It's been a l-o-n-g time since we've had a good "curbside find"....I'm VERY happy for you!

Leslie said...

It's so neat that you found such perfect treasures. . . . Oh, and I love the crocheted edgings you made. They're so delicate and pretty.

gld said...

What a great find! I know you love hearts; it was meant to be I think.

Hope you have a beautiful Sunday.

BTW, the edgings are very pretty.

ChrisC said...

Great find!Somehow,I can never find anything that good "curbside." I agree,no coincidence.

Linda said...

I love those iron pieces. They would look great on a fence. Three months, it's hard to believe. You might try getting some books on tape from the library, nice to listen to when you are doing your needlework. Hugs.

Elizabeth ~ eli said...

Oh my goodness . . . such a great find. I love them!

Your crocheted edgings are beautiful. I admire your ability to create such intricate pieces.

Have a wonderful week, FlowerLady.

Betsy Adams said...

That curbside find couldn't have come at a better time... I think your hubby was talking to you from above --and sending his love and heart to you. I can only imagine your loneliness. Have you considered some kind of grief group? My friend in CA who lost her hubby joined one --and has done quite well... Just a thought, although nothing can ever take the place of having him with you.

Much Love and Prayers, Lorraine.
Betsy

Karen said...

Dear Rainey, I love your curbside finds, they are gorgeous. Carl was amazed anyone would throw them away. The hearts will look wonderful in your garden and I'm sure your Mark was smiling as you spotted them, no coincidence for certain. I shed tears reading your other blog post, you are inspirational even in the midst of such grief; I felt comforted. Bless you, dear lady.

Pam ;) said...

Lovely hearts to add to your garden decor. Be well and happy Lorraine.

Friko said...

The metal things are very pretty, why would anyone want to throw them out. Lucky for you that you saw them.

Sandra said...

I LOVE the iron pieces. I"m sorry your husband passed. Thank God you know he's in the arms of God and wouldn't come back if you tried to get him to. You can go to be with him. What comfort that is! Thank God you were loved and married for that many years!

L. D. said...

You take each new day as a gift. The aloneness is a very hard part of loosing a partner. God eases it and all the projects you find keep you creative and busy do help. God is good and may your pain become less each day.

Mrs. E said...

You are reminded--you are loved! Just another blessing! (Think he is in on the reminding you?!)