Monday, February 9, 2009

Sometimes in life....

...there are those people who touch your life and you will never forget. Over the weekend, one of most faithful customers but most importantly, one of the sweetest ladies ever, went on home to be with the Lord. She was kind and giving and gave the best hugs. She never left or hung up the phone that she didn't say "Now, you know I love ya."

She might have loved flowers more than me and she could hardly wait to get to the greenhouse each spring. And many times, she'd come out jus' to cut zinnias from my garden. I was always happy to share because that was her favorite.

So in memory of sweet Miss Till, I will think of her every time I see a flower bloom. And I will plant angel wing begonias (her 2nd favorite) jus' simply to be reminded of her this year.



But then again, it won't take flowers to make me think of her, I'll remember her always.

Cherish those who brighten your life,
Cathy

16 comments:

Carrie said...

I am so sorry for your loss! But what a sweet post in honor of your dear friend. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!!

Carrie♥

Susie Homemaker said...

Oh Cathy,
It is wonderful that the Lord provides us with so many special people to Bless our lives...How sweet of you to remember her in such a kind way...

Blessings,
Susie

Sheila said...

beautiful and touching post.

Darlene said...

You will always be reminded of her when you look at those flowers. It sounds like she was a wonderful person and she will be missed greatly.

Jackie said...

What a lovely post.
May we all be remembered in such a loving way.

{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Such a tender story of your friend, she sounds wonderful. Love your bouqet!

RosyRose said...

I am so sorry you lost a friend!
She had great taste in flowers!;)
I hope you have many happy memories when you think of the times you spent together!

Audrey said...

She was a sweet lady....Love you Cathy Cobblestone! I am so glad to have you as a friend....

Judy said...

Saying goodbye to someone who touched our lives in a special way...is a difficult thing to do. What a kind tribute you gave to this dear lady. I just said good bye to my grandma and flowers will always remind me of her also. She had a big garden and loved having me help her cut flowers from it, for her dining room table. Once again I like your choice of music on your blog.

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

How sad to lose such a great friend! But what a beautiful way to remember her as well!

Cabin Creek Farm said...

What a special tribute to your dear friend. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sheri said...

So very sorry to hear about your friend. She sounds like she was a lovely person. I know you will cherish the memories, and how sweet to plant flowers in her rememberance.
Hugs,
Sheri

Sharon said...

Touching post and well done. Some of my friends and family have gone on ahead as well. I think of them as my deposits in heaven. They will all be there when I arrive. What a happy reunion there will be. Sharon

Melody said...

It is such a wonderful blessing when a customer becomes a friend. We're lucky after 37 years of business at the flower shop to be able to say 'friendship is the foundation of our business'. Over the years it's nice to see a flower or plant and think of a someone who was dear. They feel closer somhow.

the primitive country bug said...

What a blessing to have such dear feelings and memories of your good friend, Miss Till. I sorry to hear of your loss here on earth, but the Lord must have needed her as well.
Hugs & prayers to you~ Birgit

Jean said...

It is so wonderful to have those "special" people in our lives, and you will still have the memories of her wonderful hugs and sweet words.
Jean in Virginia