Good evening Folks ~ It’s Saturday, right around 6:30 p.m. My heart is heavy, my eyes keep filling and overflowing. It’s that kind of day. Thankfully these kind of days are not the norm.
My heart is burdened for widows that I’ve talked to in the last couple of days, who are missing their husbands dearly. One has been a widow for 5 years, one for almost three, one for around 7 I think, one for a little over a year. There are other widows I know online and in real life that are going through the valley right now too Our hearts ache with loneliness. There is an empty space in our lives where our husbands used to live. I don’t know what to say to ease their pain, I cry along with them and pray for them. We do our best, taking each day as it comes trying to be brave, asking God to be our strength. We have decisions to make, we worry, we are growing through our pain. We will make it, it’s just that some days are harder than others. Keep us in your prayers.
Here are some photos of the lovely rose ‘Granada’.
God’s beautiful creations help to soothe and to lighten hearts.
Here are two more ribbon embroidery roses.
I ordered more ribbon yesterday morning as I’m running low. I really enjoy making these. Using the alcohol ink markers is fun too for coloring the ribbon. These are around 3 inches high.
This morning I was looking at Pinterest and got inspired to keep creating and to get pieces into my little Etsy shop, hoping they will sell to help supplement my income.
Soon after, I checked Blogger for comments and there were 4 new ones left in my FlowerLady’s Creations blog. All by the same person, and all nasty and hurtful! I deleted them and don’t even remember what they said, except for part of one and I won’t repeat it here. Needless to say, I felt like I was punched in the gut. I don’t know this person, I checked and they do not have a blog. May God forgive them and may I not let their negative words discourage me from doing something I love doing.
Our words can wound or they can heal. They can break or they can mend. They can discourage or encourage. They can anger or they can spread joy.
Let us watch our words, let us be kind one to another. This world can be cruel at times. Let us not be cruel back.
Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady