Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A tablescape that I will never forget........A one of a kind!

This table scape is unusual; it has been hand selected by the best Gardener in blog land. Each flower as beautiful as the ones she selects for her own garden.
I have been in great pain and suffering from the death of my mother. The simply
tasks are so hard to do and I seem to get nothing accomplish. One of the blogger wrote to me and it talked about life going on and just didn't seem to be fair that life goes on. And I agree. But it took a friend in Canada to get me up from bed.
A friend that god sent my way, not realizing that I would need her in times of great stress and pain. I'm glad he did. Tootsie, so thankful for you. And I know
you don't know this but the flowers are the same that my mother had on her gasket.
She as I do love white stargazers. The alstromeria and stock are so beautiful. You didn't know that even though we met while blogging that you could know some one to
this extent. I love you Tootsie and I truly appreciate you gift and I wished it would live forever. I have my sissy and brothers and I will get Thu this. But I
need some time. Only you could have gotten me to blog today; and I can say this is
the most awesome gift of flowers ever displayed in a table scape Thursday. Thank you again my friend.

Why GOD Gave Us Friends.......He gave me Tootsie

GOD knew that everyone needs
Companionship and cheer,
He knew that people need someone
Whose thoughts are always near.

He knew they need someone kind
To lend a helping hand.
Someone to gladly take the time
To care and understand.

GOD knew that we all need someone
To share each happy day,
To be a source of courage
When troubles come our way.

Someone to be true to us,
Whether near or far apart.
Someone whose love we'll always
Hold and treasure in our hearts.

That's Why GOD Gave Us Friends!


Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I know how you feel because I lost my mother two years ago this coming May. I am the only one left of my family of origin. I really resonate with your friend that said it doesn't seem fair that life goes on as normal for everyone else. I know it feels like the whole world just came to an end for you. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss my mother. My heart really goes out to you!

Laura said...

Beautiful flowers! I love them and I know you love and appreciate them, too. Praying for your healing.

Cynthia said...

What beautiful flowers from a beautiful friend. Losing a Mom is one of the hardest thing, I am thinking of you often. Cindy

janet said...

Tootsie is no doubt a very sweet person and i only know her from blogging, the flowers are absolutely beautiful. My heart aches for you and i cant even imagine your pain. Prayers, thoughts and gentle hugs during this hard time.

Tootsie said...

Anita.....You have been in my mind since the day I read about your loss. I know you will do this...and when I spoke to your adorable (I can tell by the way he just chatted up a storm to me) husband....You are never going to be alone.
I do hope you got a huge hug from him from me too.

I am a keystroke or a push button phone call away if you ever need me.
I am so glad you posted the arrangement so that I could make sure it was as beautiful as you are.
My blogging friends have held me up over the last have become a very big part of my life...and I love to talk to you on the phone and in email. I am just so glad to have made you see how special you are to me.
Take as long as you need to come back to your blog...if I miss you hard enough I will just phone you!
Being all the way over a helpless feeling when you know someone you care for is so far away and in such pain. This was as close as I could come to trying to help.
I am glad you like them~!
now...get out of those jammies...and shower! You stinky little blossom! (see? I made you smile didn't I? uh huh! I knew you would do smiling!!!!.....)
hugs for you and your family...and my prayers are with you.

"Blossom" said...

Yes, I am smiling. And I did get a shower tonite. Love you Toots. You are something

prof en retraite said...

Oh Anita! What beautiful flowers! And that Tootsie is such a sweetie to send them to you! It never ceases to amaze me the friends that we are making here in blogland...real friends who really care about each other! No, Tootsie is are not alone. You are still in our thoughts and prayers!! Hugs...Debbie

susan said...

Two things I know for sure 1. We never get too old to need a mother. 2. God will always provide what we need with His perfect grace and timing. Hugs

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Anita, I am glad your days are getting a little easier. It was good to see you posted. And you are so right Tootsie is a very special person. It's nice to have friends to lean on. Some we may never meet face to face. But, you know they are there for you no matter what. We buried my dad six years ago this month. I will never get over losing him. But, the good memories do help. I hope the wonderful memories you have of your mother makes your days a little brighter.
Hugs, Terrie

Janie's World said...

It is so hard to lose the ones we love. I'm glad you are up and around. I lost my mother four years ago. She was 60 years young and there is not one day that goes by that I do not think of her. Thank God he blessed you with such a wonderful friend!

Dani said...

Lovely- best tablescape ever! :)

Carrie said...

What beautiful flowers!

Lynda said...

What a heartfelt post! I'm so sorry about the loss of your dear mother. It's times like these we appreciate our caring friends the most. I'd say both you and Tootsie are very blessed to have each other.

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Beautiful flowers, beautiful friend, beautiful post. I'm sorry for your loss. I'm glad that blogging has brought you a friend that can help you in your time of sorrow. God really does love you and is looking out for you. Thanks for sharing.

Christi at A Southern Life said...

Beautiful flowers. You are blessed to have such a special friend.

Blue Eyed Tango said...

The flowers are gorgeous! Thank you...and blessings sent your way! Lu

Bo said...

Hi Anita...God is so good about placing what or whomever we need at anytime in our lives...that Tootsie is like a flower herself!
You are being prayed for sweet lady...we'll be here whenever you feel like returning...
;-) Bo

Shelia said...

Oh Anita! What gorgeous flowers and how sweet of Tootsie to send them to you! She's a dear! I hope they'll remind you of the sweet times you had with your mother and we all love you!
Take care, Dear One.
Shelia ;)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Friends -- both old and new -- are priceless, and can lift us up when we are so very far down.

How wonderful that your friend Tootsie sent these flowers to you; flowers can also reach us, comfort us, touch us with their great beauty, their gift to us.

I hope you will begin to heal from the wrenching loss of your mother. There clearly are many people who love you very much, and are wishing all good things for you now.

Best wishes, Cass

Melissa Miller said...

Blossum I have thought of you many times lately and prayed for you and your family.
I'm so sorry for your sudden loss.

What beautiful flowers and how kind and thoughtful of Tootsie.

Bless you dear friend.
Take Care, ~Melissa

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Anita, beautiful flowers.

Sending prayers to you.


Helen said...

Dear, dear Blossom ... we are all here for you. Please know that and feel it in your soul.

Miss Janice said...

Bless your heart...I cannot imagine how you are feeling now. My mama is still alive and I cherish everyday with her. May God grant you peace at this time and we are all thinking of you. The flowers are so beautiful!

Beth at Aunties said...

Even though I am fairly new to your blog my heart felt your pain and I care about you.
I am so terribly sorry to hear about your incredible loss. Our mothers seem to be in so many ways, our security and the 1st person we want to share with when ever anything good or bad happens, not matter how old we get.
With sincere sympathy I am sending my love to you.
I pray each day becomes a little better for you.:) I almost deleted this next part..then felt I should leave it in. If I may share with you... I lost my dad when he was only 61 years old and my sister who was just older than I at age 54. I have felt them so close to me during special and diffficult occassions. Other family members have felt them close also. It is as if they are watching over us. I pray you might feel your moms love when you need her and the peace which can only come from the Lord.
Tootsie seems like a truly great friend and a gift from Heavenly Father. Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous.
You and your family are in my prayers!

Hugs, Beth

The Stylish House said...

I have been thinking of you all week. I know from the way you write about your Mother she was a kind, and wonderful lady. I am so sorry for your families loss.
Tootsie's flowers are beautiful, I am glad they cheered you up. Take care, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs, Cathy

Rue said...

Oh Anita.... I am so sorry for not coming by and not realizing what was happening in your life. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Praying for you all....


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, those flowers are gorgeous, and what a kind person that Tootsie is! I'm praying for your continued healing. laurie