26 May 2015

of daisies, dessert, & a memory dear.


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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.


love,
sherry
{definitely wearing pearls today}

20 comments:

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

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    1. 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. :)

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

    Love
    Deanna

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    1. even through a 'symbolic' daisy, He speaks.

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  3. Beautiful memories - and hope. So sweet!
    ~Adrienne~

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

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  5. Keep nurturing hope, just as you nurture those daisies.

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

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

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

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  7. 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.

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

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

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

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

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