LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

An Angel on my shoulder

Today I received a card in the mail from my local pharmacy. I have received lots of cards lately, but this one was rather unexpected. And at the same time quite wonderful.
 Ed always went in there to pick up our prescriptions, and every one he ever met was an instant friend. I loved that about him. Always quick to chatter, laugh or pray for someone. The few times I have been in there since he passed, there is always someone new to offer condolences to me. People I have never met, but people that he made an impact on.
What a testimony to his life, that he touched so many people.
I like to think of him at Our Lord's feet, praying for me and looking out for me. It brings me comfort and joy to know that he too, overcame this World, and now is with Jesus.
And I know that when I pray, he is still right along side of me on his knees, praying too.
Love NEVER dies my friends. It goes on and on, always growing, always hoping. Please take a minute today to tell the people you love how much you love them. :) Hoping that YOU are having a Blessed day!!!!

Hugs,

Rhea

Monday, June 16, 2014

Free Clip Art Monday's 6/16/14

 Hi !! I thought I would start up Free Clip Art Monday's again. I get such pleasure cleaning these up and sharing with you. Hope you enjoy these. I would love to see any pictures of items you have created with these :)

More great 1800 & 1900's prints for you to use in your paper art, tags, embellishments, paper collage, etc., to sell or for personal use. Click on them for larger sizes.

PLEASE do not sell the photos as digital prints of any kind.
As always, I would LOVE to feature your artwork with my clip art :) Please let me know if there is something you would like to share :)

Happy Monday :)
Hugs,

Rhea

Friday, June 13, 2014

Pink Saturday June 14th, 2014

Its been a REALLY long time since I have participated in Pink Saturday, so here goes!
Ed and I moved last October into a smaller duplex, and before that my Mom had also downsized. So, as much as we got rid of, trying to downsize, Mom sent over MORE family things to fill us back up again :) I am STILL unpacking if you can believe that. The dining room is almost done. I need to fit the slipcovers to the chairs and iron and display my linens to hang on a rack in there. Miss Addie Belle, my mannequin that Ed got me for under $10 about 4 years ago fits nicely in here. Why not? :)
 He was SO proud that he found her for me. And she is stamped Paris France on her belly. Makes you wonder how she came to be in Las Vegas? She is wearing an old ballet dress, that I added lace to that my Great Grandmother tatted. The collar around her neck is another of GG's handiwork's. I need to iron her skirt, so I will show you closeups of her another time.The chocolate pot was hers as well. :)
This pretty casserole was also from Mom, as was the plate. Funny thing, I had bought these little almost matching berry bowls about ten years ago and it never registered that they were the SAME roses. Rare for hand painted china from the 30's. :) Love them :)

Well, these are my Pinks ( with a bit of blue :) ) this week. Please go say Hi to Miss Beverly :)

I just want to thank you again, for the kind words, prayers and cyber hugs you have sent me regarding the loss of my sweet Ed. I miss him more than you could know.........

Hugs,

Rhea

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hi

I guess its time. Have to rejoin the Living and start afresh again. I haven't blogged in SO long, not from lack of want, but just a series of different issues; computer, my own health and that of my family. My Beloved Ed took his final Journey home to be with our Lord on April 15th, 2014. He had complications from a routine surgery that I wont go into. Reliving all of that again is still too fresh and hurtful for me. HOWEVER, I am SO Blessed, not only for the Eleven years we were given together, but that I KNOW that we will be together again in Heaven. He is Dancing with Our Lord as we speak, free from this sinful world and all of the worries that are here. For that I am SO grateful and at Peace. I am my Beloved's, and He is Mine. That will never change, although our addresses are now different.
He had spent the last few years heavily involved in Prison Ministry. It not only Ministered to those behind bars, the guards, the group of men that went in with him, but it ministered to him as he took care of Me, and our Family with all of our medical needs. It refreshed his soul, put that bounce in his step, and kept him happy and excited for every day of life. There is TRULY nothing like being in God's Will, working alongside of Him that Loves us, to give complete Abundant Joy and that Peace that Passes All Understanding. These are not just Words in our Bible, but Promises that Our lord fulfills when we are in step with Him.

I am starting over, once again. I hope to be creating again soon to fill the hours in my day. I have been surrounded by Gods people and His Blessings and Strength, I want for nothing. "Yay though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear No evil, for Thou art with me..................Thy rod and thy Staff, they comfort me." Again, not Words, but promise fulfilled through Him that Loves us.

Hugs to you :)

Rhea

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