Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Blessed By Friendship

 Your love and support has overwhelmed me.  Not an occurrence that happens often but I am at a loss for words...and I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Reading through the numerous comments has uplifted and sustained me both emotionally and spiritually.  I also thank you for the private emails, ecards, notes and little gifts.


I have been surrounded by loved ones for the past few weeks, spending quality time with each daughter and their little family.  Creating memories that will hopefully be cherished.  Memories of us as a family together and the beauty of this stunning Island.  


Each sunset/sunrise a stunning array of colour emitted through the sky.


A stop for a cuppa and another spectacular view.  The sea tempting us with its beauty, with its gentle swell as it hits the harbour wall.


Sheep lambing and geese looking for a place to land.  Nature at its finest, spectacular and breath taking.  I feel so blessed to be living the dream.  I am at peace and happy to end my days here.  I have decided to take each day as it comes and look for the beauty.  A start as been made on the garden, albeit slowly.  Wild flower seeds have been thrown in the fenced area by the outbuilding.  I am hopeful that it will give a pop of colour and bring butterflies to that patch, we shall see.  The pots at the front of the cottage are looking a little forlorn but we have plants ready to be added.   A job for another day.

On the crafting front I have been keeping myself busy experimenting with watercolour, decoupage and sewing a mixed media picture.  I must admit I am really enjoying the process.





There is a ladies Flourish conference here locally on Saturday at the Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, a day of praise and worship.  I have made bookmarks for each attendee.  Again I enjoyed the process filling each piece with love.


Finally, I have added a few cards.  There is always an event that I need a card for and I though it prudent to have a couple ready.




I will close for now as I need to pack a bag once again.  I am travelling to the mainland tomorrow on the early ferry, heading for the hospital for another biopsy Thursday, this time the lung.  I am thankful for your love and support and feel blessed by so many hands of friendship.  The blogging world is a joy to behold.

See you soon.


26 comments:

  1. My dear, dear, friend. I am so very sorry and saddened to hear of your news. My heart aches for you, your dear husband, and your beautiful family. I have savored every word and photo you have shared here since I found you, and will pray for a miracle and peace in your soul. You always inspire me. Please know your words here continue to inspire us all. Love, prayers, and hugs from Pennsylvania.

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  2. Another inspiring post, Lorraine. Your crafts are absolutely beautiful, just like your soul. Continuing to pray for you and your family. With love x

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  3. What beautiful markers and cards. They will be treasured by the ladies I am sure. Sending healing thoughts.

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  4. So lovely you have been making happy memories with family and keeping busy with beautiful crafts.

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  5. My dear Lorraine. You are always thinking of others and I'm amazed at your wisdom and faith. You are my role model of how I wish to be in my days of wondering and waiting. I'm here for you always.
    Blessings, hugs and much love,
    Betsy

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  6. Hello lovely lady. Your strength inspires me and I feel humble reading your beautiful blog. Stay strong

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  7. Dear Lorraine. I'm glad that you moved when you did so that you have been able to enjoy your beloved island and cottage. Your strength is a fine example to all of us x

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  8. As always your cards and crafts are lovely. I really like the bookmarks you made and I am sure those who receive them will enjoy them very much. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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  9. Lorraine, your artwork on your lovely cards carry words of encouragement and love from God. May those words stay close to you and each of us. Praying for joy and love to surround you!

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  10. Your bookmarks and cards are inspiring and beautiful. Your photos make me long to see your island. Thinking of you every day. Hugs!

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  11. Your watercolor paintings are beautiful and so are the words. You are one very special, amazing lady. I love seeing pictures of your island.

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  12. What beautiful things you are creating, full of words of comfort and hope as well as your lovely artwork. One day at a time is always best. Hoping and praying that the time on the mainland will be beneficial. hugs

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  13. Sending my thoughts and prayers from California. Your posts are always such a blessing and this one was no exception. May God Bless you and keep you in the palm of His hand.

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  14. Looking forward to seeing those wildflowers bloom, just like the ones in the Tower of London moat.

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  15. Yopur craft work is utterly beautiful and the recipients will be so blessed.
    Much love. xx

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  16. I always love to read about your new crafting ventures. Sending prayers for your next trip to the hospital.

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  17. I am sorry to hear about your illness. It is a blessing to see the beautiful cards you have made with encouraging words from God. May God bless you, encourage you and each day be with you!

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  18. Dear L. you are really a strong woman ! Enjoying every day, making what you love to do, leaving behind crafts, photos, flowers, good memories for your family and friends ! And I'm sure with a smile on your face :)
    Stay strong !
    Hug
    Anna

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  19. May God bless you and keep you safe, you're in my daily prayers.

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  20. I love your art work. The verse from Joshua is particularly apt at this difficult time. You are so often in my thoughts and prayers.

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  21. What beautiful creations for the ladies who will be attending the conference. So like you!

    The Scriptures are excellent and will remind you of all that is important.

    May you have many blessed times with your girls and grands and your Beloved.

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  22. Your love shines through in your devotion to prayer and creativity. Lots of Love Jo xxxxxxxxx

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  23. Some beautiful works of art Lorraine. I absolutely love Proverbs 3: 5-6 I pray for peace in your heart as you commit all your ways to God and trust Him. Sending love x

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  24. Sending love and hugs your way x

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  25. I do like your art work, wonderful creations.
    Sending my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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