Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What Color Is LOVE To You?

"Pink" Love Story 

I was five years old when My Dearest Auntie asked me what color Love was to me....I said... "PINK"...and every single year from that moment on she planted the most beautiful PINK tree in the whole wide world... on My Birthday!

I was forty three when God took her Home....

An incredible birthday each year, an acre of PINK IN BLOOM!!!!! The most amazing sight and feeling! The sweet fragrance of a million blossoms and the softness of  a Pink Cloud in full bloom above me is something I will never forget!

The first tree she planted for me was a Japanese Flowering Cherry. It was just outside her biggest window and the most magnificent of all! Always in it's full glory on My Day.
We would sit and marvel at it's beauty and size. Every family picture was taken under it...'Our Favorite.' With each coming year we anticipated how beautiful it would be.

On my birthday in 1993 the phone rang and she said..."Darling, the cherry tree didn't bloom this year!"
I gasped, and we both cried!

Two weeks later, she went to Heaven..........

Such a story of Love! Of listening and knowing a little girl's heart and understanding, even then, what beauty meant to me. I will always marvel at how she knew how to love me...and how she was able to make all things special and wonderful!

When I arrived back home, (I had moved away), most of MY PINK CLOUD was still in bloom...but not...'Our Favorite!'  I stood there under it feeling so alone and sad, and as I looked down, right out of the bottom of the trunk, there was a tiny twig...with one PINK BLOSSOM! 

I knew at that moment that God wanted me to know I was not alone and that I was Loved!

Even though I live far away now, I know that the bloom of Spring is just around the corner and MY PINK TREES will be in their glory! 

Thinking of My Auntie this morning and My Precious Gift I  put together a Pink Treasury on My Etsy Page to share with all of you.

Have you ever thought of what color LOVE is to YOU?...or to someone you love?...or what you could do with THE COLOR THAT IS LOVE TO THEM ?

Happy LOVING, Loves!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

May Your New Year Be Filled To The Brim With Love!

A Very Happy New Year Loves!
May it be filled...To The Brim With LOVE!

I have been pondering on the year and thinking of all of the Love that it held. Have you ever thought of that?
OH My Goodness! It suddenly becomes absolutely filled to the brim and overflowing!

The simplest of things can say...I Love You.

My Precious Grandchildren giggling as they walk into the house and call out..."Nana"...makes me feel like a warm blanket of Love just wrapped all around me!
The thoughtfulness of My Wonderful Husband...each and everyday...is as tho, even without a word, he can surround my world in Amazing Love!
All of My Children home at the same time is Love to me. The fact that they simply "Made It Happen"...feels like being in God's arms!

Thinking of our own actions and showing someone else our love is such joy!!!! 

Paying attention...

What do we do that puts the Biggest Smile on their face?

What is there that they need help with?

What can we do to be sure that our Patience and Kindness is ALWAYS available for them?

Just very simple thoughts from a very simple girl wanting to be sure that a year filled with Love is the goal!

...and so for fun and a sweet reminder... I filled some bowls right up...To The Brim With LOVE!!!

May this New Year hold Love for You...
May you Fill and be Filled...right up...
To The Brim With Love!