Saturday, September 8, 2012

Do you believe in Miracles? and a card share

Hi Everyone,

First a card share which is a partial case from the Catalog using the Winter Memories Set…..love the old time nostalgia of this set.

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Now…….

Sorry I’ve been away so awfully long. My Mother in Law has been ill with Alzheimer’s for many, many years and she passed away on August 23rd. We were with her for almost 11 days around the clock and just reminisced and listened to soft music of her liking and reassured her. She was 96 years old and so strong in her convictions and faith. I admired her for so many reasons and felt it a privilege to be by her side.

You know…her favorite plant was the Orchid…..her home, when she lived in Fort Lauderdale was full of them inside and out. It was like a tropical garden. I only wished I could have the green thumb she did. I don’t, as I’ve tried over the years and decided it just wasn’t my niche and I’d just admire others who had the gift. Well ya know…I’ve got this Orchid about two years ago and when we left for Fort Lauderdale it was kind of shriveled up not looking too good…..it had only bloomed once in the last two years and I was in awe and touched the beautiful blossoms (three)and they immediately fell off…..talk about not having a green thumb huh? hehe

Well when we got home from out trip I stepped onto my Lanai and there was my Orchid Plant in Bloom! My very first thought was “Thank You Mamma for giving me this gift”. I know it was her…..she wanted to thank Darrell and myself for taking good care of her and giving her a beautiful Service. I just know it. Did you notice there are two blooms? One for me and one for her son (my hubby) Darrell.

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This plant has not bloomed in two years and funny it did the day we got home…..I do believe in Miracles!!! Do you?

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9 comments:

AnitaR said...

What a beautiful story! Condolences to you and to your husband. I, too, was blessed with a wonderful mother-in-law.

~ Cynthia said...

Yes Lee - I absolutely do believe in miracles! What a wonderful moment - to come home and see not just one, but TWO blooms.
Have a wonderful weekend and God Bless you both! ~Cynthia <><

gale said...

That's a beautiful story! I'm so sorry for your loss-your MIL sounds like she was an amazing person. Love the card-very pretty. I like what you did with the ribbon.

irishgalkelly said...

Lee, I'm so sorry to hear your news. I'll be praying for your family. What an amazing story. I do believe in miracles and I agree that she sent those blooms just for the two of you!

Your card is so charming and cozy! This is a beautiful set and you highlighted it wonderfully. I've been missing your posts and been thinking of you. Hugs!

Robbie said...

I'm sorry to hear of you and your husband's loss!! She sounded like a wonderful lady. You are blessed! Your story was touching. Thank you for sharing a special part of your life. May God richly bless you and your husband for loving and caring for one of His children.

Angela Dawes said...

Wow!! I do believe, there are so many things beyond explanation. I'm sure this will bring comfort to you and your husband at this sad time. x

scrappingnana said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. Thanks for sharing. God Bless you and your family.
Love your card,.

Sara S.; Lewiston, ID said...

What a wonderful story! Thank you so much for sharing. My thoughts are with you and your hubby at this difficult time.

Hugs,
Sara

shannon angel said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Isn't it nice though that you came home to such an amazing and surprising gift. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.