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