Bouquets of Love

Good Morning!

bouquets of love.

Today I opened the heavy door of this 2020 New Year but yesterday I read something so the sliver of this new day brings beauty in tragedy.     Although this is not about our fire tragedy it does speak of a personal one.

A young woman left behind a diary after her death which inspired her dear friend who found it.

Karen had written ‘When I was first diagnosed with a terminal illness, I was shattered. but then  surrendered my life to the Lord and asked to be allowed to live as long as possible in my small apartment.    I agreed to accept help and would not cause any problems when time came to move to palliative care.  It was expected to be only about three months before my death.     

One morning I opened my door and was amazed to see a bouquet of flowers in the corridor.    I brought it inside and the card said. ‘Love, Jesus’.

              Every month for the next three years a fresh bouquet would arrive  and I never discovered the source of this blessing which nurtured my spirit/soul in a way that no money, clothes or ‘other aid’ possible could.   I lived longer than anyone expected and on my final day in that apartment the last bouquet arrived.  It’s card said simply LOVE.

Blessings and Peace to you.

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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