"Falling in love is the easy part.
It is quite different from being in love.
If you are blessed,
you fall in love with your spouse again a little bit every day.
Love is a choice,
a decision to love no matter what the day brings.
You are in love because you choose to be in love.
You made a promise, a commitment, to love each other."
Author Unknown

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A week ago today my love left this earth

Dear Friends ~ Thank you so much for your prayers, friendship, love and support this stress-filled week after DH’s homegoing.

How does one be thankful in the middle of deep sorrow?  Well, for me I start by thinking about what I am thankful for.  Here goes.

I am thankful for the love that started 46 years ago and continued to grow deeper and deeper right up until the end and will go on through eternity.

I am thankful that DH didn’t suffer long in the disease of cancer.  We did not know he had this and I am very thankful for that.

I am thankful for DH’s Ford van which is almost like new and as I was driving it the past two days I thought, wow, this van was bought for me when I would need it. We bought it in 2000 I think and it was only a year old. It was in great shape and still is as we didn’t drive it much. It has only 31,??? miles on it and runs great! I can throw curbside finds into the back, it has a.c. and heat. I love riding up high.

I am thankful I love to cook and bake. It has brought me much joy through the years. DH always complemented me on my meals. He  would also tell me if he didn’t really like something too. I kept notes in my cookbooks of what we thought. I will continue to do this thing that I love to do. I consider it a gift from God. I can cook up batches and freeze them to heat and eat later, more so than ever before.

I am thankful for God’s creation which gives me great joy, in colors, scents, textures, breezes, rain, birds that sing, flying flowers (butterflies) and oh so much more.

I am thankful for my faith in God, even though it is small at times and almost shrunk to nothing over these past four months. He is the author and finisher of my faith. It is a daily, moment to moment thing, this trusting in God to work all things out. He is my strength when I am weak.

I am thankful DH is healthy, happy and free. That really makes my heart soar with joy.

I am thankful for the love, friendship, prayers and support of so many people I have never met. It is amazing to me.

I am thankful for the love of family.

I am thankful for this new day and I ask Jesus to be my strength as I go about my daily doings.

May I let the peace of God rule my heart and be thankful in all things.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady Lorraine


  1. So nice you listed and thought of yout thankful list, nice to read ,love,Gina

  2. May you days continue to fall into a pattern of your choosing. We seem to follow the same blogs. I so admire the message your comments are sending.

  3. Lorraine, I will follow your Journey on this new blog when time permits me.. I know that it is tough for you at this time..But I see that God is helping you and he will continue to walk with you everyday. Luv Vetsy..

  4. You are becoming in inspiration Lorraine. I'm struggling a bit with feeling down and looking for ways to lift my spirits. I'm not feeling well physically, anyway I feel like I can take a leaf from your book and be thankful and focus on the good. I'm glad you have so much support and keep writing. Hugs.

  5. Dear Lorraine, so many wonderful things to be thankful for, you are indeed an inspiration.

  6. Just dropping by to check in. How was your Tuesday?

  7. {{{Rainy}}}}
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Been there, done that too after loosing my first DH suddenly.
    Love and peace to you always. Call me anytime.