Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Meaningful Flowers and Misc Pictures

In Memory of Grandpa Joe. He loved yellow roses and knowing her artistic abilities, I asked Heather to draw me a picture . She did, then  Al, the owner of the Artsmith in Estacada and I chose an 11X14 frame. I'm not good with colors at all but he is so together we chose the colors for the double mat. 

I got it back today and it has it's place of honor right under our Barometer. Thank you Heather
I take this road a lot because there is a traffic light close by there making it easier for me to get on the main highway to the post office, the grocery store or any other place I have to go. The mountain was so pretty this morning.
Along this same road lambs are jumping and scampering around in the field with in view of their parents.  These are triplets. Another momma had twins. I wish I knew what breed they were. Their sweet little faces look like Shar Pei puppies. And they are tan in color.

As I came in the driveway this morning I patiently waited to park the car because this little robin was taking it's morning bath.... You can see it a little better if you click on the picture.

We have a little strip mall in Damascus that among other stores has a BiMart, a Dollar Store and a Papa Murphy's Pizza Store. These beautiful flower bushes, I'm sorry I don't know the name of them, are part of the landscaping in the parking lot.

I try to keep fresh flowers either on the table or the counter. It brightens up a grey, cloudy rainy day.

These pretty pink roses are part of a story, a little blessing from the Lord.  After almost six months I figured it was time to go through the cards that were in Joe's wallet. Destroy the ones that weren't needed and put away the ones I wanted to keep.  Among them were three Fred Meyer gift cards, two Starbucks gift cards, and a Subway gift card.  I took them to the new Fred Meyers store not far from where I live and what a delightful surprise.  I went to customer service and told her why I was there. She checked the balances and told me there was a total of $85 dollars between the three cards.  I asked her if I could put them all on one card and had to wait while she called the supervisor over.  I thought it was taking a long time, but the above roses are why it took longer than usual.  Her answer was "no we can't do that" but we are so sorry for your loss and we wanted you to have these roses"   Another time that I was at a loss for words and the eyes got a little "leaky" I thanked her and took the cards with the balance written on each one and the beautiful roses and walked towards the little Starbucks counter in the same store. The first Card ....0 balance but the 2nd card $10!! Joe didn't drink coffee but he did like the Vanilla Bean Frappacino  cold drink. The cards must have been a gift from when he was employee of the month when he worked at Miramont Pointe.  Oh I also found 2 gift cards to Regal Cinemas. I guess I should have gone through those cards a long time ago but it was just to painful.

Sunday will be another first for me. Easter Sunday with out my Joe. Our tradition was to go to Sunrise service, breakfast out followed by church service. I always had an Easter Lily. This year I chose not to get one. I can enjoy them in the stores and at church. I did have a time of sadness thinking about my first Easter alone. He won't be sitting beside me as we watch the sunrise come through the window of the church but I also had  a wonderful thought that I feel the Lord placed in my heart that put a smile on my face. Joe WILL see the sunrise!! Just from a different angle. ....He will be looking down at the sunrise and what a wonderful, wonderful thought, He will be with the SON!!! Easter Sunday with the very one who was born,  who died and rose again that I might have eternal life with Him, and with Joe and all my loved ones one day soon.  Happy Easter everyone.

Bye For Now



I'll love you for ever and for always
Your Betty Girl