Good afternoon Friends,
This morning was the widows’ group ‘Friends Needing Friends’ meeting/luncheon and it was great! There were 25 of us I think. We had some newbies who had not been before and that was good, not that they are widows, but that they came. I and one other lady are the newest widows, meaning when we lost our husbands, still under a year. Some of these ladies have been widowed for many years. We all have this connection, we are a sisterhood. Not one we would have chosen, but here we are. It is wonderful to get together to encourage one another, and help in any ways that we can. I am thankful I found this group, it was God’s doing.
I just finished editing photos and sent them to the founder of our group, Dotti, to view then let me know which ones she wants me to upload to the groups’ blog. I’ll either get the post up tonight or early in the morning.
We had a raffle and my number and a few other ladies’ was called and I won a bouquet of flowers. I put the flowers in an older green glass vase I had and put it in the scullery window. It was very bright out today and hot and humid. Cool and dimmer inside.
Each of us was given a little teddy bear and a big hug from our guest speaker today. The teddy bear represented God’s love to us. He loves us deeply and we don’t have to do anything to get his love. It was really a wonderful demonstration and very moving as she went around to each lady giving and receiving a big hug as she gave us all a sweet little memento of God’s love. The little bear’s shirt has a pink emblem that we all are familiar with, and it’s a reminder to pray for those who are survivors of or those who have breast cancer.
The little pink bear has now joined my bear ‘family’. Looking at them makes me feel happy.
When I came home from the meeting, I was greeted by Miss Tork. Very nice. She and my dear husband used to wait together for me to pull into the driveway. She is carrying on now that he’s gone and I think it’s neat. She’s here most times when I come home from work and that’s a treat for me. Coming home is very lonely at times.
Anyway, it was a great meeting. Please, if you know of any widows, let them know you are thinking of them. If you see them, give them a hug, a pat on the back, listen if they want to talk about their husbands, pray for them. You are giving them priceless gifts.
My bedroom project almost feels like a nightmare. Stuff is stacked all over in this tiny place in the bedroom, living room and kitchen. I’m going to move this second metal shelf unit out to my little shed that houses my washing machine and bulk items. I will be taking out a desk that is probably from the 40’s, veneered, and was DH’s grandmothers’ little desk. We had put it out in my shed because I thought I was going to paint out there, and maybe I did, but I don’t remember doing so. It just wasn’t right and I just couldn’t get back ‘into’ painting again. The desk will come in here and who knows I just might start painting again. I really LOVE working with threads though, ribbons and beads too.
This project is slow going and will be done when it gets done.
I’ve got to mow, do weeding and trimming, things need watering too as we’ve not had a good rain in a couple of weeks now. Plus working part-time etc. is keeping me busy.
It’s time for supper, salmon patties, made with canned salmon, Italian bread crumbs, red onion and beaten egg. I’ll open and heat up a can of LeSueur Peas, and fix Idaho instant mashed potatoes. I’m sipping on a pre-dinner glass of chardonnay.
Thank you all for being such a great bunch of supporters. You mean a lot to me.
Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady