Sunday, July 14, 2013

Flowers and Friends

 I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your kind condolences.  My dad's memorial service was very nice.  I loved seeing my family and spending some precious time with my mom.  
 Now we're home and the lilies are blooming!
 The flowers in Washington are so lush.  I wish my nasturtiums looked like this! 




 And along with all the family, these three longtime friends came to my dad's service.  Oh, how I loved seeing their faces and getting their comforting hugs.  Aren't they sparkly?  
I'm thinking about so many things, so many people, and I'm thinking about summer.  I am going to think about summer for a good long time.
I am going to think about my dear dad and how much we all love him and how much we will miss him.  I'm thankful for so many precious memories.  I do believe that grief is very holy.  It washes over us and tends to our hearts.  It's beyond our control and our mindful sorting.  That is good.
Thank you very very much for stopping by.

17 comments:

Nancy McCarroll said...

Thinking of you in this time. Your faith, and God's love, will be near to you at this time.

The flowers are lush.

Melanie said...

May his memory always bring you happy smiles Miss Pom Pom !
May he be resting in the arms of angels in heaven xoxoxo

Bonnie said...

My condolences on your father's passing. I will keep you in my prayers. Your sweet post touched my heart this morning. Thank you.

TexWisGirl said...

aww. bless you.

Aisling said...

So glad you are back, but glad you had that precious shared time with loved ones. Sending more love!

Farm Girl said...

I have prayed for you and thought about you. You have never left my mine. I was watching the sunset one night and I was thinking the same thought that grief is Holy and it is a special gift that when given, it is easier to feel and live and walk in the presence of God.
I am glad you voiced it today as I have often thought of it that way.
Your flowers are beautiful and so are you.
Welcome home.

M.K. said...

What a true-blue hydrangea!! And what beautiful true-blue friends :) Aren't they the best? I'm glad that your time with family was a comfort to you. I know your daddy must be looking at it all from Jesus's side and smiling at the love. And you're very right about grief. I'd never thought of it that way before. We usually grieve about grieving, don't we? How much better to thank God that we CAN grieve, that we have that emotion. It does help the hurting heart.

wayside wanderer said...

Much love is being sent you way today. Hugs, Leslie

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Pom
oh so glad the your dad's memorial was nice..
love the flowers..
nasturtiums are one of my favs..
hugs.p

Jeannette said...

Condolences and continued peace and purpose to you....hope you rest comforted amongst God's flowers and under a gentle sky.

magsmcc said...

Much love to you, PP. I am glad that you are taking time.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I think grief is holy, too. Whenever I feel deeply sad because I'm missing someone terribly, I'm so grateful to have loved so much, to have had such wonderful people in my life. And to have cobwebs and noise and little piddly things cleared out of my head. Do you know what I mean? Grief reminds of what's important--love, connection, God.

Hope you're doing okay, my dear! xofrances

The dB family said...

My dear Pom Pom, sending love, prayers, and virtual hugs your way! So sorry to read of your loss! May you experience the comfort that only Jesus can give!

Great Big Hugs!
Deborah

libbyquilter said...

i am so sorry to hear/read of your loss Pom Pom. i hope that you take comfort in time spent with family and friends as well as with your own fond memories.

OXOX
libbyQ

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

So, so sorry and I agree...grief is Holy. Prayers as you go through this season of grief and letting it wash over you.

debbie bailey said...

Glad you have family and friends to help during this hard time. You're in my prayers, dear friend.

A tale from toadstoolhouse... said...

Oh just catching Up Dear Pom pom , I'm so sorry to be reading this late.May I offer My sincere condolences and sending prayers,much love to you and your family xxx

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