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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

More Cards and encouragement


I was finally able to download some pictures! Elizabeth's friend showed me what I was doing wrong.
Here is a bunch of cards that came to the hospital for John the other day. We had such a great time going through each one. All of them are so wonderful. I am going to hang them in his new room in a couple of days.
Today I had Dad go with me to see John. When we had him situated in his new room ,I went to look for the chaplain to speak to for a few minutes.
I went to her office and she was gone. But, I stood there for a few minutes anyway, just absorbing her essence. She had a plant in her window that was so beautiful. It was a climbing plant that framed the whole window. She had a huge African Violet on one of her end tables that was in bloom. These beautiful velvety purple blooms crowned the plant. She had a picture of a tree above her desk. I connect to trees in a spiritual way. They symbolize many things to me. This particular tree was a painting. It was an old tree and its branches almost hung to the ground, standing there looking at that picture I felt peace, even if it was for a brief moment.
I left the doorway of her office and headed back to John's room. We had our good- byes and headed downstairs to leave. When we got downstairs I noticed a huge bronze tree on the wall. It was so beautiful. It comforted me. God does show us infinite mercy in great times of pain and sorrow. I have always known Him to sustain me when I did not think I could go on. I have had a feeling that someone reading my blog has been fighting despair lately. If that is true, don't give up. Even though I feel like I am going through hell at times, God is with me, and He will be with you too. *love nita*

11 comments:

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Psalms 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

mon@rch said...

Pictures can be tough sometimes getting on the post! Glad you got it figured out!

red tin heart said...

Monarch, sometimes I can be trickier than the camera. ha ha
nita

Blondie, I love that scripture! Cedar trees are my favorite trees. love nita

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Nita,

What a very special person you are. Each time I stop to visit I am so touched by your sweet gentle spirit. You are going through so much and still your thoughts reach out to others. God bless you.

Hugs,
Dena

Mary said...

All of those cards...what a happy sight! I'm glad John will be in rehab. He's young and will do well. Keep the faith and hold your chin high, Nita.

Q said...

Dear Nita,
Thank you for the rehab address. I have been waiting to send my "card" until John was in rehab.
I am so happy to hear you are trusting in faith and hope. As the trees begin to change know all things are possible. Our lives change and change again. I have many people praying for you and John. A candle burns daily for you.
I continue to hold you in the light of love.
Mermaid is so lovely!!!! WOW!
Sherry

Donna said...

Hang in there! Lots of hugs your way!!!

Donna said...

Nita, The picture is of an ice glacier. I loved the blue of it.
it's so intense. Have a better tomorrow!

Lee W. said...

It's amazing how- if we listen and pay attention- God answers us. You listened when He showed you the tree images. How wonderful. Even for a minute.

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Nita,
I can tell that you are deeply rooted in your faith; perhaps the symbolism of the trees are subconsciously reminding you that you have a well watered spiritual garden.
blessings to you, dear one.

Christie said...

Hey Nita, Hope your day and you and your family is better.I am sending good thoughts your way, I spent all night like your daughter crying but mine was a toothache and then I spent all day today crying about the cost of a root canal and new crown, but in perspective my problems are small. Check out today's blog it's for you.

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