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Mar 22, 2011

...counting my blessings

...WOW!!
is it time for a White Wednesday post
already???


well,
as you may or may not know,
we had planned on visiting the sea this past weekend...
but alas...
a nasty storm front blew in
and our trip was cancelled:(

yes, dear readers,
the disappointment was heavy ~
as we live in a mountainous range that requires chains to get over the pass
I really didn't wish to take a chance
and go spinning off over the mountain side like Thelma and Louise!!

soooooo
I consoled myself and bought an instant cd instead!

and just what cd may console my sea saddened heart,
you may ask??

my reply would simply be this:


~ and into the studio I went!

as I was enrobed within this melodiousness,
heavily immersed in creating,

a quiet calmness filled the room...

and as you know how much I delight in the details of things, 
I realized that 
so
does
 God!

and there are reasons for the way things work out
reasons we may never, ever know about!


so instead of continuing on in my pity party...

...okay...

after the third chocolate covered strawberry,
a few shavings of parmesan cheese,
a bit of warm, delicious italian bread

...okay, okay!!...
and after a glass of fizziness...
with
 a few pink dragees
and candy pearls floating around in the bottom.
( what??? )
(I was really sad and candy pearls make me happy!!)

I instead,
began counting my blessings...


I started with my son,
because he turned 18 on Monday...
His name is Nathan
and his name means: a gift from God
and he truly is one of my greatest joys!!
next, Julianna...
then Jim...
Mia...
and as I moved down my mental list of blessings


my sea saddened heart became filled
~ with joy! ~
 

so much so,
my blessed heart became soaked in tears...
as if a wave had washed away the cares of the day!
and
THAT
my dear readers,
is
how the beautiful sea
affects me


...humbled...
and
filled with joy...

and God knew that!!!

Oh, what an AWESOME Father!

 ~

sharing this post over at Faded Charm's White Wednesday





here's to counting our blessings!





for your very own pretties featured in this post, please visit:
* lovely pearl heart ex-voto ~ Petite Michelle Louise
* joy dollie ~ Moss Hill Studio
* pink dragees and candy pearls ~ Fancy Flours






19 comments:

  1. That was a beautiful post and it is important to count our blessings from time to time. Lovely whites:)

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  2. Hello sweet Rosemary!
    As always, I leave here feeling truly blessed.
    Your blog is so beautiful and your words are so touching. Thanks for sharing such loveliness.

    hugs
    sissie

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  3. What a wonderful post Rosemary! I too have a Nathan (26 years old) and I loved the meaning of his name from day one!!
    Blessings~

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  4. oh mon amie... i kept thinking of you this past weekend at your beloved seashore wearing your new scarf. so sorry the trip was cancelled. but...i see that you found solace and happiness elsewhere? your posts never fail to inspire me. merci....merci...for making my ex-voto look more beautiful . you have a special gift for enhancing beauty my friend. a very special gift!! (your sweet butterfly has found its way home and i am loving her)!

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  5. Dear Rosemary,
    Thank you so much for sharing your amazing positive spirit and wit! You raised yourself out of disappointment and turned toward joy and blessings. The sea will wait for you.
    I am loving my beautiful cross tags and special butterfly from you. :)
    Happy WW,
    Susan

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  6. Oh my goodness! I am tearing up as I read this. You and I obviously have the same feelings for the sea, but I am a LONG way from my beloved ocean. Thank you for sharing this incredibly beautiful post and I am so glad you found your happy place even without the trip coming to fruition. I love your beautiful ocean music on your blog as well. I think I will just listen for a while...and dream of the next time I will hear the tides rolling in and out for myself.

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  7. Love this post....He certainly is awesome!

    m ^..^

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  8. Boy, did I need to read this today! Thanks!!
    Your pictures are awesome as you are my sweet!

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  9. what a beautiful post Rosemary...like everything you do. xo Laura

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  10. You have a wonderful outlook on life and happenings, dear Rosemary. Thank you for sharing your tender heart. Such beautiful creations.
    xoxo,
    Debra

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  11. Wonderful post! really inspiring.
    Cheers. Happy spring and white Wednesday.

    Regina

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  12. Wow - what an elegant & meaningful post! xoox, Tracie

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  13. You are blessed for sure ~ that was beautifully said Rosemary. I love that you put candy pearls in your fizzy drink, I must try that! Thank you for sharing this post of inspiration... xoxo

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  14. Beautiful heartfelt post. Yes I to beleive things happen for a reason. He knows what is ahead even when we do not. Blessings ~~Sherry~~

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  15. Oh what a beautiful post.
    Love
    Alison
    x

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  16. God is good! Thank you for the beautiful reminder to count the many blessings He has given so lovingly and faithfully! Sometimes a change of plans works for our benefit...whether we realize it or not!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs!
    Lori

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  17. lOVE THE aDAM hURST MUSIC, SORRY ABOUT THE CANCELED BEACH TRIP. I LOVE THE BEACH AND THAT WOULD BUM ME OUT! MAYBE LATER. i GO TO DESTIN FLA. EVERY YEAR. KEEP CREATING!

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  18. Your new header is so lovely, my dear ,and so are this post, -full of beauty in photoes and words-I am so happy being able to visit you.
    I love your creations, and Michelle`s and Joanna`s ,too.
    I just bought one of her new little angels, like you did :)
    Love and hugs,Dorthe

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  19. Rosemary, this post went from sad to happy! I'm sad you missed your ocean trip, I know how much you need to connect to the water. But I am so happy you counted your blessings. We all need to do that from time to time. I've never read anything more heartfelt than this post. It's beautiful and touching.

    I knew Nathan meant "God's Gift" for the fact my family owns El Nathan. A wonderful place full of love.

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