Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

It may be at the end of the day,but my wishes are sent from the heart.
Today has been a difficult day for me.
The loss of one so dear has been heavy on my heart.
In all this sorrow,God has sent blessings,more than I can understand.

This morning while having tea at a friends house,my son drives up.He comes in to give me one long stemmed blush pink rose and a hug,and an 'I love you,Mom'.Wow,what a way to make a mother's heart melt.I love you too Steve.

My way of making this rose last longer is to take pictures.
Both of these are taken in the same room,but with different lighting.The dark background had the sunshine on the rose.

After I got home from work a friend and her two children drove up.The children being an almost 16 year old and one almost 14.These children have been almost like grandchildren to me and Jake.
The 16 year old had bought this rose for me at school today.
The flower had been without water for a while so I thought it best to cut it down and put it in a small jar.

The 14 year old had spent the day at home and baked Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mom.
He brought a small bag of fresh baked goodness.

Once again I was overwhelmed by the love of this family.
On a day of many tears.I still have reason to praise God for His goodness and sending my son and these friends into my life.

Thought for today:
Although the threads of my life have often seemed knotted,
I know,by faith,that on the other side
of the embroidery there is a crown.
Corrie Ten Boom

34 comments:

  1. I am so sorry your heart is heavy, but it is also filled with such love and beauty. :)

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  2. What wonderful gifts Ruth.How special to have such marvelous family and friends.
    Happy Valentines day.
    B

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  3. Very special Valentines Ruth. They truly were from the heart, weren't they. If you and Jake hadn't had such a special and loving relationship this day wouldn't have been so poignant but merely a reminder of what wasn't.

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  4. As I have said before, only time gives us relief from a heavy heart. I found a little note today that my husband left me. Said,"Don't need fancy card to say I love you. So I'll say it. I love You." I felt an emotion, but tired to stay focused on the the good times and memories. It will get better.

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  5. How wonderful to have a caring son and friends who knew you would need them today!!! Blessings!

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  6. I know today had to be so hard for you, but sometimes God does send his earthly angels to help out! Your roses are beautiful and I can tell just from the photo that the cookies are home made. Roses will last longer if you put just a pinch of sugar in the water and cut the stem at an angle, but the beauty of youes will last forever in these photos now.

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  7. Oh Ruth, I know it's been hard today for you... With time, those feelings won't be so 'raw'... BUT--you still do such a good job of remembering the good times and not dwelling on the pain.

    Your son is so special... I'm so glad you heard from him. How special is that... AND--to have friends like you do, that only makes the day even better.

    May God Bless You, my friend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. Your precious heart is so heavy because of the many fabulous treasures, meaningful memories and warm, loving family and friends you have. Such a heaviness can be seen as a blessing, because if one never had any of that, there must be a terrible emptiness in one's heart. You bless me in that amid the tears, you are grateful! Wrapping you in loving thoughts and prayers!

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  9. These significant days are hard. My thoughts and prayers are with you. “The Lord is near to those who are broken-hearted" Psalm4:18

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  10. My thoughts and prayers have been with you today.

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  11. Wow - surrounded by love on this day Ruth - what a blessing, even through your tears. God sent some angels your way today to make that burden just a little lighter.

    Lovely quote from Corrie - I've read her book of her wartime experience - must reading for everyone !

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  12. Lovely photos, Ruth. But what joy it must have brought you to receive the Roses and Cookies! Happy Valentine's Day.

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  13. Sending extra warm hugs and smiles to you dear Ruth.

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  14. What wonderful friends and family!
    The roses and lovely and those cookies look Yum-O!

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  15. so happy you had such wonderful valentine blessings. don't you just love what moving flowers or objects to another spot, with different lighting does to a photo> it always amazes me even though i see it over and over. beautiful roses

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  16. Ah Ruth, I'm sorry your heart was so heavy yesterday. I'm so glad you had those that wrapped their arms of love around you to comfort you.

    I ignored the day. D and I were not "special" day people as we counted every day special ... so I find that the holidays aren't as bad as I would have thought.

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  17. Ruth, you are a well-loved lady! Those were some sweet heartfelt gifts you recieved. The roses were lovely and I'm sure those homemade cookies were wonderful too! Hugs!

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  18. God sent Steve and friends on Valentine's Day to show He loves you!

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  19. I'm glad you were the recipient of such love on a day when your heart was heavy.

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  20. I prayed specifically for you to receive extra special blessings to know of His love....

    I can only imagine how hard the day was - and I'm so sorry - AND so glad you received such blessings Ruth. HUGS!

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  21. It is so nice everyone is thinking of you, I hope it helped you some. Your roses and cookies look wonderful.

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  22. Ruth, This post has caused me to cry...not from sadness...but from the sheer beauty of those who love you and remembered you on this special day. Yes...you are very blessed.:)

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  23. How lovely that your son and your friends took the time to make a difficult day a little easier for you. Such small gifts, but they meant so much.

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  24. It's great the way God puts just the right people in our lives and they show up at just the right time.

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  25. I'm glad you have such dear friends to lift your spirit! "Love one another"

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  26. That is so sweet that you are surrounded by so much love. ♡

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  27. Lovely. It is nice to have a caring family to help through difficult times.

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  28. I'm so glad you have such loving and thoughtful family and friends! It shows what a special person you are! Loved these photos!

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  29. I can tell I missed something major while I have not been blogging. This post brought tears, so glad you had people around you that knew you would need them on this special day.

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  30. Very beautiful! Praying God to ease your heavy heart and smile on you!

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  31. Ruth, I am so sorry that I didn't stop by on the 14th to wish you a happy Valentine's Day. I'm glad that you have loving friends and a loving son who made the difficult day happy and sweet for you. The Lord is good and His love endures forever.

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  32. That would just melt my heart too. I'm so glad they were there for you and showed you the love you so deserve.

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  33. I ENJOYED YOUR BLOG TODAY THEN WHEN I GOT DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF YOUR PAGE AND SAW ALL YOUR FRIENDS , MAY I SAY, WOW. WONDERFUL. GRANNY FROM TAMPA

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  34. Those roses are beautiful, but the thoughts and love that came with them are even more beautiful! I'm so glad you have good friends and family to show you their love on the hard days. I like both photos of the white rose, but think I like the first one best.

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