Making memories one day at a time.......and then I write about it.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Good Reminder


As I sit here lying in bed, I gaze out my bedroom window at this view.  I am amazed at how quickly things have gone from grey to green.  To such bright and beautiful color.

The door bell rings.  There is a delivery.


Next to my bed sit these gorgeous flowers.  I wish you could smell them.  The roses are huge.  They are the biggest roses I have ever seen.  They come with a message.  A loving reminder:

"I just wanted you to have something right by your bed side or couch side in the days to come to remind you of how great our God really is.  Yeah we have had things taken from us with this illness, but things gained all the same.  We just have to be open to seeing them.  The flowers will remind you of life.  Color.  Spring.  Happiness.  Friendship!"

If it weren't for this illness....... I would have never met Miss J.  As you can see from my adventure post and this one, not getting to know and meet Miss J would be a terrible thing not to experience.   I am grateful that God brought us together.  Dare I say, I am grateful for the things I am learning and experiencing through this illness........   I am humbled and grateful...........

21 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you have the ability to be happy and learn from your experiences and trials. Those flowers are georgous and I bet that they smell wonderful :D

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  2. She puts me to shame. All I do is yell at you.

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    1. Oh, but Rachel was probably on her very best behavior out there....at least this first time!

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    2. I am ALWAYS on my best behavior dang it!

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  3. i truly believe that in your life time you acquire a few eternal/great friends for life. And when you find them, you never let them go and they never let you go. Thus making it a great friendship, blessing, and you really feel that gratitude that they were placed in your life. Sounds like you have found one to add to your list!! My grandma was a FIRM believer that yellow roses life your spirit. :) I hope they lift yours! They are beautiful and I can smell them all the way over here! Love ya!

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    1. I agree Alex! I hope Jody is in for a wild ride cuz I aint lettin' go! :D

      Your grandma is a smart lady because these yellow roses have lifted my spirit and I'm glad you can smell them. They smell just divine!

      I love you too!! Now get your butt out here and have your baby here in UT!

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  4. I think it is just amazing how God sends who you need when you need them....Grab her and hold on....learn, lean and love with her! There are blessings everywhere...even in the WNC!

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    1. There are so many times when I look back in my life and I see that God was preparing me or paving the way for something. If the only positive thing I glean from 'the crud' is Jody, then it will all be worth it. I truly mean that.

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  5. What a blessing. I'm sorry that you're struggling right now. I'll remember you in my prayers.

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    1. Thank you Anaise. I am feeling much stronger today.

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  6. I'm behind on my readings due to computer issues, but want you to know you have touched my life too Miss Rachel! God knows what he's doing and he brought us together for a reason. I think I'll obey. :)

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    1. :D Easy to obey when it is something like this!! Good luck computer shopping!!

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  7. I so enjoyed your adventure post with Miss J. and now the flowers. What a great note she wrote you. And thanks for all the comments.

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    1. :D We MT people need to stick together!!!

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  8. Beautiful flowers for a beautiful person. Sometimes the hardest parts of life can also bring the biggest rewards and I'm so glad that you have found Miss J through some of your hardships. She sounds like such a good friend and ally to have. Bless you both x

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    1. I've been amazed at the friends I've made through different stages, experiences, etc. in my life. Your friendship is one I truly cherish and feel so immensely grateful that Kristen introduced us. :) God bless you Julie!

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  9. I knew who those flowers were from, even before reading the note. Who else would it be? I think of all the wonderful people we have in our lives because of M's health problems. I think it has been a privilege to have been where we have been.

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    1. There have been a lot of blessings I just have a hard time seeing them sometimes because of how my being down, the burden it places on others........

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    2. They will thank you for the opportunity to serve. Some day.

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  10. Oh. Tears, here. So beautiful. Now I'm all snotty, darn you and J!

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    1. :D Just helpin' ya clean out the old sinuses. Everyone needs a good clean out every once in awhile.

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