Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Busy Day and a Beautiful Flower

It has been another busy day here at my home. Shawn's first day off from school was today and it was great having him home. Cameron enjoyed having him around and so did I. I took advantage of him being home so I could fill some orders. So, if you placed an order from my Londonberry Primitives site then just know that everything is done and complete and I am currently waiting for items to dry. Hopefully I will ship them out tomorrow! Speaking of tomorrow...... I am due to meet Cindy @ Cynthia Lee Designs tomorrow morning at 10:00 am. We are going to go out and hit all of the thrift stores around town. Now seriously, can you imagine the two of us fighting over the same thing?!? It should be quite interesting, but I am sure you will know who wins by the persons pictures on their blog (lol). I have been joking around with Cindy and telling her that I had my knee pads, elbow pads and mouth guard all set aside for shopping. I mean serious business when it comes to finding that perfect thrift store goodie : ) I promise to be on my best behavior!! I wouldn't want her spreading nasty rumors about my behavior - would I? Hahaha, seriously I am joking. That is one thing that alot of people might not know about me. I get my sense of humor from my Mom, my personality from my Mom and well I guess you could say that I am an awful lot like my Mom. Life is too short to be serious - right? I mean we know when to be serious, but we also enjoy having a good time and laughing! That is just our nature and to be honest with all of you....... I am thankful for taking after my Mom. My Dad and my sister on the other hand are more serious and it seems like they just can't relax and enjoy life. Anyway, enough of my rambling!! I am off tomorrow for a day with Cindy and lunch and I will be sure to post pics sometime tomorrow before we go camping for the weekend.
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I also wanted to share this picture of this pretty flower with all of you. I planted these Asters a couple years ago and for the past couple years they haven't done much of anything. Well, back in 2004 when we lost a child, I found this memory stone and put it in my flowerbed. So, when I step out my back door...... I see this memory stone and think about the baby that we lost back in Feb 2004. Well, this year the asters came up RIGHT beside the memory stone and I thought they looked beautiful. I decided to take a close up of one of the flowers and this is the flower that I chose. Do you notice anything about the center of this flower? Well, if you look closely, you will notice that there is a heart in the middle of the flower. Yep, that particular flower that I took a picture of has a heart and not a single other flower out there has one. Isn't that strange? I always look for little signs in things that I do and when I noticed that and noticed that none of the other flowers had any...... it just kinda gave me chills. Perhaps it was just a little sign as if to say "I love you Mommy". Do you all ever look for little signs in things that you see or do? Am I the only one? Anyway, I just had to share the beautiful flower with all of you and the story to go along with it. I know that God has a plan for all of us and even though we may not understand why things go the way they go or why things happen a certain way.......we must just remember that God has a purpose and a plan and even though that time back in 2004 was the most difficult time in my life, I also know that it brought me closer to God, made my marriage stronger and taught me alot of things about life. I am not thankful for losing that child, but I am thankful for allowing God to light the way for me to see why I went through those tough times. I am sure that I wouldn't be the person that I am today and I most certainly wouldn't be the Mom that I am to Cameron. I thank God daily for my wonderful blessings and for giving me such a beautiful child in Cameron. He is most certainly the most precious gift that God has given me. An absolute blessing in every single way imaginable!
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Hope you all enjoy some of God's blessings as well!!

9 comments:

Susannah said...

Hello Lisa,
As I read your blog tonight ..I also got the chills when you told us the story about the flower with the heart. I, too, have had a few signs in my life that I have questioned. Let's just say that the flower IS a sign and it is saying - I love you Mommy. Perhaps you would like to dry that flower by pressing it and then you could put it in your Bible.

Can't wait to see your pictures of tomorrow. Hope you have lots of laughs and fun!

Friends, Susannah

Sherrie said...

Oh, what a beautiful post tonight.
Thanks for sharing it with us Lisa.
What an awesome God we have...I do so believe in signs that connect us with those that we love whether they are with us on earth or in heaven. I think God knows exactly when to send those special sign gifts. You are so blessed that you chose to gain strength from your loss instead of allowing it to cripple you. You are such a testimony and inspiration to so many people...so continue to share with us and may we all learn and grow from experiences that happen in our lives.
Have fun tomorrow and hope you come home with lots of goodies!!
I felt like my name was Lisa today,
I helped my daughter paint her family room this afternoon and it turned out so prim and pretty. She couldn't believe we were able to finish it.....I told her I had a blogging friend that I had to keep up with!LOL Rest tonight...fun tomorrow! Sherrie

Goat Creek Grandma said...

Have fun today with Cindy. Its so much fun meeting our online friends! :) I can't wait to see what goodies you both come home with. (Hopefully there won't be too many bruises *hehehe*)

I too got chills reading your story about the flower as I do believe in signs also. I would definately press it and keep it.

Have fun today!
Debbie

Bittersweet Primitives said...

Oh My Lisa, what a funny and touching blog all in one. I was chuckling to start with and then my eyes filled up and my heart softened at your words. I think we all should stop and look for signs sometimes. Thanks for sharing that with us. I hope you both had a great TS trip. *Sherie*

LeeHillPrimitives said...

I read your blog and also got the chills. Yes, I think like you, that GOD has a purpose for everything that happens in our life. I lost my dad 15yrs ago, but I realize that GOD is the owner of us, 2 1/2 yrs ago when I lost my mom. That day when my mom was in a heart surgery I am praying for her life, but when I change my prayers to GOD, to make the better for my mom, the worst notice came to me. Months later, in a country store I found a pillow that says the following "Nuestro motivo para orar debe ser la voluntad de Dios y no la nuestra" which means "Our motivation for praying should be GOD desire and not ours ".

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh Lisa, what a beautiful sign from God. I am so glad you were blessed with Cameron and that you made it through those rough times.

Now enjoy the day with Cindy and go easy on her. I want to see picsof you together and NO BLACK EYES - you hear me??!! ~wink wink~

hugs, Linda

girliegirl said...

Lisa,

I really enjoyed reading your post. I do look for signs in my life. I think its God's way of helping us deal with pain or hard times. The rainbow is proof of that too. I love the heart in little flower. I think you had a child when you were supposed too. Have fun shopping with Cynthia!

Carey

This Country Girl said...

Lisa,

I can just picture you all padded up to go shopping in the morning! lol! Ya'll have fun and BE NICE! :)

Children are most definitely precious blessings from God! And how neat that flower with the heart is! I do think God sends us little reminders in different ways of his love for us, so we can stop and count our blessings and reflect on what he's done for us!

Have a great weekend!
Tammy

cynthialeedesigns said...

Hi Lisa,
I had not read this post before we got together today and I just wanted to say that I do believe in signs...and I just know that the heart in that flower was a special message just for you. I am so glad that God has blessed you and your DH with Cameron...he is one lucky little boy to have such a special mommy!!
I had a wonderful time today...it was a lot of fun!! Thanks for my goodies...I love them!!! I'm going to post some pictures either tonight or tomorrow.
hugs, Cindy