Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mid August

Good morning Friends ~ I hope you all are keeping cool. I will be so glad when fall gets here and we have cooler temps with a lot less humidity.  It’s all I can do to get outside to do the bare basics. We’ve not had any rain to speak of for a couple of weeks so I’m having to water again. I read that Lake Okeechobee is too full and they are having to drain it into canals, etc. I am thankful our several year drought is over.

Sunday I went to a wedding shower for a friend’s daughter who is getting married Oct. 26th. It was fun and I was glad I went.  Her colors are crimson/black and I finished up her gift that morning. Nothing like procrastinating.  The size was around 7 inches by 7 inches at the most.  The basket is crocheted and sewn on. Ribbon roses, French knot flowers, ribbon leaves.

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The heart is listing to the right as the work on other side is making it lean that way.

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I’m not working until Sat this week so am working in the bedroom, unloading a marge metal shelf unit (first of two) and moving it out and then setting up a moveable workspace on wheels, with storage underneath. I want this room to be a restful/creative haven for me.

I had a meltdown in a store yesterday morning. I just couldn’t help it. The gentleman behind the counter was understanding. I finished the transaction, got out to the van and sobbed, blew my nose and headed on my way to finish my errands.

I also had two blessings this past week that deeply touched my heart and I am so thankful for them. God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.

I even came across a poem in my 2009 folder of sayings, etc. in my computer.  I will share it here. I don’t even know where I got it or who wrote it.

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When tomorrow starts without me
And I'm not there to see
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today
While thinking of the many things
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me
As much as I love you
And each time that you think of me
I know you'll miss me too.

But when tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand.

He said my place was ready
In heaven far above
And that I would have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life I always thought
I did not want to die.

I had so much to live for
So much yet to do
It seemed almost impossible
That I was leaving you.

I though of all the yesterdays
The good ones and the bad
I thought of all the love we shared
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday
Just even for a while
I would say goodbye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized
That this could never be
For emptiness and memories
Would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things
That I might miss the come of tomorrow
I thought of you and when I did
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heavens gates
I felt so much at home
When God looked down and smiled at me
From his great golden throne.

He said "This is eternity
And all I've promised you.
Today for life on earth is past
but here starts anew."

"I promise no tomorrow,
but today will always last.
And since each days the same day,
there's no longing for the past."

"But you have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things
You know you shouldn't do."

"But you have been forgiven,
and now at last your free.
So won't you take my hand,
and share your life with me?"

So when tomorrow starts without me
Don't think we are far apart
For every time you think of me
I am right here in your heart.

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Each day is new and I wish to live thankfully in each one. I have rough days, and I don’t want them to get me down. My dearest love is in a better place waiting for me, and is with God and all who have gone on before.

Have a nice day wherever you are.

FlowerLady

16 comments:

eli said...

Beautiful heart, FlowerLady.

Rebecca said...

I believe you found those words when you did for a reason! (I know you "know" that, too.) As I replied to our comment just a minute a go, "Don't let the adversary of your soul use even ONE regret to spoil your TODAY!" That's what he is up to....but God is greater!

(Melt downs happen. Don't regret THAT either.)

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Lucky bride to be to receive such a beautiful hand made piece of artwork from you.

That poem touched my heart. It was meant for you to come across it when you did.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That's a beautiful poem. Rough days are part of our life,I have come to realize,but so are happy days.

Balisha said...

Hi Lorraine,
Beautiful post today.Your handmade gift was so special.
We all hit rough patches once in a while..just a part of living.How we handle them is what makes us appreciate the good times all the more.
I just want to thank you for being part of my life...with your hearfelt posts and all the beauty that you show in your pictures.The poem was so nice...Balisha

lil red hen said...

I love that poem! I came across it a few years ago on the internet and printed it off. Thanks for sharing it with us.

ChrisC said...

Beautiful poem! And the heart is gorgeous.What a lovely wedding gift!
Have a great week!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

That's a very beautiful poem Lorraine, calming and very sensitive. So good to hear the drought is over, now it won't be too long until the weather cools also.

flowerlady said...

Lorraine, that is so beautiful, we have a memorial service at the hospice each year and are always looking for different poems,do you mind if I copy it?

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Thank you all for your kind comments.

flowerlady ~ you can use this as far as I know. I found it online way back when 4-5 years ago.

Each day is different on this journey. Some days we widows/widowers feel better, sometimes worse, sometimes more or less kind of normal.

FlowerLady

Betty said...

The heart is so pretty. I am with you I can't wait for cooler weather. My hot flashes are worse in the hot temps.

Just take one day at a time Dear Friend.

The poem is so beautiful.

GRACE PETERSON said...

Such a sweet poem. I think it must be heaven sent. I just love how God is looking out for you and sending you these blessings in your time of sorrow. Remember he's collecting your tears and someday there will be a reunion and no more crying ever again. Hugs my dear friend.

Love your crafts too.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Lorraine, Having a 'melt-down' is normal---and people do understand. We are all human and we all have problems throughout our lives which make us grieve. It's really good to 'get it out'... People who try to hide their feelings and hold them in are much worse off than those who are willing to express these feelings.. God Bless You... You are doing GREAT.

Love the wedding gift... SO pretty.

Hugs and Prayers,
Betsy

Leslie said...

Gosh, your friend's daughter sure is lucky to get such a beautiful gift. I love it!

Terry Mann said...

Beautiful heart, beautiful poem.

Julie said...

Lovely heart...kinda sexy all black and red! xoxo!
God bless you!