Thursday, August 28, 2014

Unexpected Gift for My Mother....

My Mom misses my Dad so much.  Most of the time she is pretty quiet about it, but her actions and the occasional thing like this tell the story.  My Dad was named Garry. He passed away in 2005 at the age of 58.   It was his sermon she refers to in this post taken from her Facebook page.
I think you'll appreciate it.....

"Last wk I was listening to a sermon Garry preached in which he talked about his favorite tree - a Purple Plum that had been planted by our patio to give shade. When Garry passed away, the Bible study he had led for 17 yrs said instead of flowers they wanted to plant a tree in his memory. Because I moved to Lancaster Co. that tree got planted at my new home by Bob and Karen Walker, and yes it was a Purple Plum tree. Everyday it is a reminder of Garry and the love the Bible study group had for him. While sitting at Mike and Emily's wedding, I was suddenly overcome with sadness, wishing so much Garry was sitting beside me enjoying the wonderful occasion of our first grandchild getting married!! (Tomorrow would have been our 48th anniversary) I sighed and looked above Mike and Emily and there above them was a Purple Plum tree!! There were several different places they could have set up for the ceremony, but unknown to them, I needed to see that Purple Plum tree right at the exact moment I became aware of it! God has so many ways to comfort and let us know He is there!!"

Photo: Last wk I was listening to a sermon Garry preached in which he talked about his favorite tree - a Purple Plum that had been planted by our patio to give shade. When Garry passed away, the Bible study he had led for 17 yrs said instead of flowers they wanted to plant a tree in his memory. Because I moved to Lancaster Co. that tree got planted at my new home by Bob and Karen Walker, and yes it was a Purple Plum tree. Everyday it is a reminder of Garry and the love the Bible study group had for him. While sitting at Mike and Emily's wedding, I was suddenly overcome with sadness, wishing so much Garry was sitting beside me enjoying the wonderful occasion of our first grandchild getting married!! (Tomorrow would have been our 48th anniversary) I sighed and looked above Mike and Emily and there above them was a Purple Plum tree!! There were several different places they could have set up for the ceremony, but unknown to them, I needed to see that Purple Plum tree right at the exact moment I became aware of it! God has so many ways to comfort and let us know He is there!!



2 comments:

Donna Gividen said...

So touching. God is so good and knows exactly what we need even before we need it.

Vee said...

Precious Memories...how they linger...

What a God breeze that was! I know that your mother was so blessed by that.