Sunday, March 13, 2016

A Pink Plant for Lily's Birthday

Yesterday evening, my amazing Bible study leader, Terri, invited me, my sister-in-law, Kala, and another young woman, Deanna, in our study over to her home. With it being March and so close to Lily's birthday, she said she wanted to treat me to something.

We talked about the different places we could go and she said for me to decide. I had seen that Chick-fil-A now has a new drink called a "Frost" which looked delicious so I said I'd like to try that. (By the way, it is delicious and I already want another one!). We sat outside on the patio there and had our drinks as we enjoyed the beautiful evening.

After that, we went back to Terri's house where her sons grilled some burgers and hotdogs for us. She has a cozy sitting room where we visited and ate our dinner. I appreciated being asked questions about Lily and the memories March holds for me.

Terri's thoughtfulness, generosity, and encouragement is a blessing in my life. She makes me feel comfortable, loved, and listened to. I can tell she cares about Lily. She cares to hear my heart and experiences.

She picked out this beautiful plant for me (she said she wanted it pink for my baby girl). It'll be perfect to plant in Lily's garden this spring. She also gave me a card with a pink butterfly (seriously how thoughtful, right?!) :)

On the inside of the card, Terri wrote the sweetest things. Though she said she didn't really know what to write, I told her it was perfect. And just the fact that she cares means more than I can say! 

This is what she wrote: "Dear Hannah Rose, I'm sorry that you have experienced this, but we know that the Lord has blessed you as only He can. Praise God we have such a wonderful Lord to help us through this life! You are such a mature and sweet young lady. I pray God sends you the perfect mate in His time. Love, Terri.. Proverbs 3:5-6"

This is what Proverbs 3:5-6 says: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths." 

The 12th of course is the day I believe Lily went to be with Jesus. Even though I didn't necessarily feel like doing anything or visiting with anyone, I am so glad I went. It turned out to be a wonderful evening and a sweet time of fellowship. I took my Lily scrapbook and was able to share it with Terri and Deanna. Each time I share it is a gift! I love hearing people's reactions to the scrapbook I poured my heart into.


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