26 May 2015

of daisies, dessert, & a memory dear.


when our daughter turned 18 we threw a party for her, inviting friends of her choosing, her age as well as 
some folks our age who were special in her life. 
we enjoyed sub-sandwiches, chips, 
salads, sodas and tea. 

and dessert. this was one of her favorites..
banana split cake

we decorated the back patio with gerbera daisies, at the time her favorite flower. after the party we planted them in a low lying flower box just off the back patio.
even though they're annuals, they've been blooming for 7 springs. this yellow one is the strongest i suppose since it's the only one blooming this year. my heart is touched because our daughter was/is known as our sunshine girl. her name means 'bright light.' so the yellow is fitting, don't you think?

this weekend we tended a number of areas in the garden rooms of our yard. rich new dirt and mulch in this bed and others. 
the picture above looks drought ridden..
the picture below? a wellspring. 

we added more daisies to the area and gave them a good watering. we agreed that while we see this as a form of remembrance of our daughter, the yellow daisy has offered a certain hope. that's one strong bloom.

{definitely wearing pearls today}


Anonymous said...

What a sweet party! Praying for ya'll and specially for her today. with much love and hugs~tammy

Sherry said...

it *was* a sweet party. one of the guys her age led worship, we had a time of prayer for ellen, and lots of fun too. thankful we have that yellow daisy as a blessed reminder of such an event. :)

Mrs.Rabe said...

Hope! That sunshiny reminder that God has not forgotten her or you.


Sherry said...

even through a 'symbolic' daisy, He speaks.

Adrienne said...

Beautiful memories - and hope. So sweet!

GrammaGrits said...

Praying . . . with hope.

Anonymous said...

Hope, indeed! Prayer still burns in my heart for her. <3

Sherry said...

Yes to that, Ad. :)

Sherry said...

Thank you so much.

Sherry said...

Thank you Carolyn.

elizabeth said...

Keep nurturing hope, just as you nurture those daisies.

Cheryl said...

What a lovely gift hope is! Love you, friend.

Debbie said...

Hoping you daughter will recognize her need for her parents, and overcome whatever is holding that back.
God doesn't work on our timetable of course, and I can see where patience is a gift. I have a really hard time with....time. God bless your family, and heal.

Jeanne said...

With much love and hugs and prayers. A very touching post.
Those who live forever in our hearts are never far away.
Love Jeanne

Sherry said...

it's a continual reminder to do so.. thank you elizabeth. :)

Sherry said...

our greatest hope is in Him .. for in Him we have complete assurance. :)

Sherry said...

God knows .. God's timetable (yep).
releasing the situation makes way for patience,
though i admit i'm not so keen on that necessity.

Sherry said...

she's always there .. in our hearts.
hopefully one day in our arms. :)

Anonymous said...

lovely....and poignant. {{{hugs}}}

Sherry said...

{{{hugs}}} back dear friend.