Monday, April 10, 2006

Thank You

I wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who sent me messages of kindness and support during the shocking and sad events of the last weeks. I cannot tell you how much it meant to me to experience all of you embracing my mother and me during this time; it was truly like being held by the Body of Christ.

In the midst of the anxiety and grief at my house, something beautiful was happening in my kitchen window: my overwintered flowering maple, which had grown into a straggling and unlovely plant during its time inside, suddenly developed flower buds and burst into bloom. Please consider this my virtual bouquet to all of you for your love and caring. I took this photo the morning the flowers opened; when I looked at it today the sunrise in the background seemed to be a beacon leading my life in a new direction. And I can't ask for better traveling companions on this journey. Thanks again.

My abutilon -- newly in bloom Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

Songbird said...

What a beautiful image, LC, and what a sign of grace that you saw and understood it that way. Blessings to you this day.

Quotidian Grace said...

I had no idea that there was a flowering maple. It's beautiful and so is your message.

~snif~

Nicodemia said...

Thank you, LC for that lovely message.

Love and prayers to you

Rainbow Pastor said...

LC--all blessings to you! What a lovely thank you--thank YOU for allowing us to be there for you, in some minor way. Consider yourself hugged!

RP

Ladybug6472 said...

To God our Father be all the glory and honor and praise - for He is worthy. In Jesus' name.

Cathy said...

what a beautiful image of the flowers. I have never heard of that flower - looks like a member of the hibiscus family.

So much of what you shared with us was not easy, but thank you for opening yourself to those of us that have been where you have been and experienced what you have experienced. May you continue to feel God's presence in your life as you journey in your life and walk along the way with Christ. You have shared so much with so many.

Verdugo said...

(((LC)))