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