Friday, November 18, 2016

Perfect Timing


Today was probably the hardest day I've had since Joe died. I'm not going to go in to details but my platter is so full. My grandson and son came to the house this afternoon and took care of some pressing issues that required immediate attention. I'll be so glad when the house closes and I'm all moved in. Anyway, the reason for today's blog is to tell another story of God's perfect timing. I was overwhelmed just standing in the living room by myself crying,wishing for the moment, Joe was here and none of this was happening, when the doorbell rang. I opened the door an there stood a FedEx man with a large, long flower box from Amazon. I asked him who it was from and he told me he didn't know but maybe there would be a card inside and he left. I closed the door, took the box in the kitchen, tears blinding my eyes, and once the box was open there was a beautiful boquet of flowers. The above picture is of the flowers. white roses, Lilys and stock with red berries. I searched the box looking for a card so I could thank the giver. But no card. I called my son still crying, telling him about the flowers with no card. He told me "Mom, sometimes the giver of a gift does it not wanting to be thanked." So I will accept that answer but I hope and pray one day that giver will know their timing of sending tbose beautiful flowers was perfect.  Tonight I'm resting in my glider chair processing the events of today. Trying to learn to set aside the things I can't control..remembering how many times I've been reminded God's got it and HE'S in control.  Will I ever learn?

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  1. Beautiful flowers Betty... Thinking of you!! Boy is it getting cold over here, have that heat so cranked up!! One would think I would swelter! Not so! But the mountains were beautiful. I always think of that from the Bible, look to to the mountains from where your strength comes!! ( That is not verbatim, but u know what/where I mean) take care

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    1. Psalms 121 Thank you for that wonderful reminder!! Stay warm. I'm all wrapped up in my "blankee"

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    2. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my strength. Have loved that one since childhood. May you find peace, Betty.

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  2. Oh Betty, my heart just breaks for you as I read this. I am sorry for the hard day you had! But rejoicing with you at God's perfect timing! Wow! The flowers are just beautiful! Please know you are loved by many many people! You are in our prayers! Thank you for sharing this beautiful story of Gods love!

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  3. Your blogger friends like us often think of you and your wonderful years with Joe and say a little prayer for God's comfort. In my blog, I've added a link to a page listing all the RV bloggers we've met in person, and you and Joe will be listed there as long as I keep it going. Even if you retire your blog, the record of our meeting will remain, in an emeritus status. We will always remember the pleasant surprise when you contacted us as we arrived in Portland. You were both charming and gracious, and we really enjoyed our visit. Who knew then that it would be our only meeting with Joe? God bless, Betty; your reunion with him will be sweet indeed.

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  4. What a wonderful gift! I like your update of "About Me". My life was totally changed by a random comment from someone whose name I don't remember, and didn't even really know. I keep this woman in my prayers all the time. My hope is also that I can spread blessings and change lives through random comments or things I share. I know God will guide those who can learn from your experiences to read your blog. Sending you blessings of peace and inspiration.

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