Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Loving Gesture...

There was something I never got around to mentioning, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), yesterday.

With July 31st being my deceased husband Gordon's birthday, I wasn't truly happy, that day.

Even so, I made myself function as best I could.  I forced myself to do things I knew I needed to do.

There were a few places I needed to go.  And, a people I needed to see.

In addition to these things, I stopped and bought some roses. 

These, I took to the cemetery and placed them on his grave.  Also, I placed a rose on his parents' grave.  This was added to the flowers I left there a few days ago.

After all, they were who physically bore and raised Gordon.  I still feel grateful to them, for doing so.

By the time I arrived home in the early afternoon, I was exhausted.

I was so tired, that even relaxing in my recliner chair didn't help.  So, I went and enjoyed a 40 wink nap.

Knowing I had plans for a while after this, I made sure I didn't sleep too long.  I set my alarm.

Within a few minutes of waking, my phone rang.  It was my daughter, B.

B called to let me know she would be leaving her home, within a few minutes.  Her plan was to pick me up and take me to dinner along with her boyfriend, E. 

After being picked up at my apartment building, we made our way to the Riverside Sportsmen's Club

This is almost directly across the road from where I lived with Gordon, several years ago.  Yes, it touched my heart.

Even so, God helped me to not break down in tears.  For this, I am truly thankful.

What they did for me, made me feel loved.

Thinking about being loved, brought to mind John 13:34, "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."

I do not even know if Barbara recalled that the date would have been her step-father's birthday, had he still been alive.  Not a word was said by B, nor by me, so there was no way of knowing if she remembered this.

Truthfully, it didn't matter to me.

I'm thankful to B and E, for treating me to a delicious dinner of ribs.  This all you can eat rib dinner was enjoyed by each of us, to be sure.  Thank you, for that fabulous dinner!  May God bless you.

And, thank you, B and E, for being so loving towards me, on that special, emotional day.

It was truly kind of them.  Even if I don't know for sure if they realized it was the anniversary of Gordon's birthday.

The point is, with a memory or not and planning a celebration or not, they showed me love.  And, for this, I feel blessed and will be eternally grateful.

Until next time...

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