Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A little retail therapy and a "you might need some tissue" gift :)

Hi friends~

Well as some of you may know....I just turned 35. I know, I know I can't believe it either....lol. So far this hasn't been the greatest month of my life so my dear husband decided we needed to turn my frown upside down. SHOPPING! Poor husband....had to go the mall. After awhile ( like an hour ) I didn't buy anything....hmmmm...only spent $24. Then he starts telling me, " Oh I'm bad luck, you can't ever find anything when I'm with you, maybe you should come back this weekend w/Kristin. " ( our daughter ) Oh no, no, no...not so fast buck-o.....I know what you're up to....lol. I said no babe, you're not bad luck....we just need some nurishment. A pretzel dog, lemonade and a cinna-bon. YEP, that'll do it. So, after our 'healthy' lunch.....I found EVERTHING!!! Pants, jeans, shirts, shoes, a jacket, scarf, a bracelet....did I mention shoes? WHOA-JESSICA.....SLOOOOOOW DOWN! I was a maniac.....lol. We went to Hallmark, too. That's where he found the 'WHOOMP" button....but he also found the sweetest poem and windchime. Most of you also know that I just lost my Poppaw~ the greatest man I have ever known...

When I left this world without you
I know it made you blue
Your tears fell so freely,
I watched; I know this is true
While you were weeping,
Days after I passed away~
While all was silent within me,
I saw you kneel to pray.
From this wonderful place called heaven
Where all my pain is gone
I send a gentle breeze to whisper,
" My loved ones, please go on "
The peace that I have found here
Goes far beyond compare
No rain, no clouds, no suffering~
Just LOVE from everywhere
You need not be troubled
Just stay close to GOD in prayer
Someday we'll be reunited
My love, HIS love surrounds you always,

Oh, I just cried a river....The poem came in a box with a windchime. I thought the poem deserved to be framed. I added scrap book paper to the back and framed it. I went back yesterday and purchased one for my Mammaw, too.

me & my pop

Hugs~ J.


Monica said...

Beautiful poem!! I needed those tissues! Thanks!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Jessica!
It sounds like you and Darling husband had a beautiful and fun day....I can't think of a funner thing than food and shopping! LOL. Oh, that poem you found is soooo beautiful and I'm sure it touched your mamaw too. What a beautiful picure of you and Poppaw....this is a precious memorial you have made with the frame. I love the song you chose for today...I almost put that one on my song list too. My son's play it on guitar. It always makes me cry. Hope you have a great day sweet lady....you deserve it....

beddow said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Poppaw.
Have a great day Jessica.


Buffie said...

Hi Jess! Glad you didn't let your hubby get away with that! LOL! Reatil therapy always works wonders for me, glad you found some cool things!

What a beautiful poem and I love the way you have it framed, next the photo of you and your Pop...what a special lady you are to think of getting one for your grandmother too.


Shelia said...

Hi Jessica! Oh, that hubby knew just what you needed! He was trying to cop out, little stinker.

I loved that poem, how beautiful. You did it up so nicely! I hope you're feeling brighter!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rue said...

Hi J :)

It sounds like you had a great day with your sweet hubby. What a special poem and windchime he found and so sweet of you to get one for your grandma too :)

(((hugs sweetie)))

Virginia said...

What a beautiful poem I cried too, it really touch me.I love the way you have the poem framed,and placed next to the photo of you and your Dad.
God always give us strenth to bear all things.
Blessings to all fo you,

Happy To Be said...

OH Girl I am just crying here not just at your poem but Eric Clayton song..I played that at my Late husband's memorial and now it just makesme cry.. oh the memories you brought back today..Hugs and smiles..Gloria

Picket said...

Oh girl...I am so sorry about your poppaw...I lost my last granddaddy over 15 yrs ago...that poem is so beautiful girl...Take care sweet ie and have a great week.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I'm crying, too. I must copy this poem & give it to my granddaughter. We've had a very hard time adjusting to my dear precious daddy's loss this past year.

Thanks so much for sharing this....

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents