Saturday, January 2, 2010

Spiritual Sundays & Sunday Favorites

Today I am participating into two different meme's. Spiritual Sundays is hosted by Charlotte and Ginger @ Spiritual Sundays. For other prayers, inspiration and lovely music head over now to see what everyone else has posted. Better yet, take part each Sunday and join in.

I'm also participating in Chari's Sunday Favorites. So many of us have been blogging for such a long time that some of our best posts have become buried. For those that are new to our blogs this is a wonderful way in which to share our favorites. So jump over to Sunday Favorites and take part in this wonderful meme.

Put Courage Into My Heart

Lord, put courage into my heart, and take away all that may hinder me serving you.
Free my tongue to proclaim your goodness, that all may understand me.
Give me friends to advise and help me, that by working together our efforts may bear abundant fruit.
And, above all, let me constantly remember that all my actions are in vain unless they are guided by your hand.

Many thanks for letting me participate Charlotte and Ginger.

This was originally published on

Monday, May 12, 2008.

I have to say it brought a tear to my eye when reading it again and remembering.

Simple, Single Pink Rose

Hormones seem to come into play around middle age and I often wonder if that's good or bad. Mother's Day was no exception to the rule. I hate when my hormones are this way. One minute laughing hysterically at any and everything and the next a sobbing red nosed mess with tissues all around. No matter how many times I try explaining how I feel to trucker he quite honestly never seemed to understand. He always ended up blaming himself for my crying and thinking he has done something wrong in one way or another. I think he finally understood yesterday that it is not something I can help and most assuredly would like to not happen.

My Mother's Day started out in a grand way with trucker bringing me breakfast in bed along with my coffee. This started an avalanche of hormones flowing and I laughed and cried all at the same time. He at first thought he hadn't cooked something right or made a mistake of some sort. After explaining once again "it's just hormones" we both laughed again.

The day progressed like any day on the weekend here. Housework to be done, meals to be cooked and other chores done by all. All the kids wished me well and went about their usual activities. I never heard from my own son however and this did make those damn hormones that much worse. I tried for the most part of ignore it, to let the feelings go and just bury them deep inside and suffocate them out. For the most part this worked if I stayed busy and didn't think about it.

I cooked a large family meal (yeah, something most other mothers get done for them on this day) and we went to sit down to eat together in our dining room. Rug Rat 2 asked if he could wait a minute before sitting down. No problem we told him "what's up." He went out of the room and came back with a single pink rose in a vase and handed it to me, all the while grinning from ear to ear in his sweet way. My eyes welled up with tears as I reached out to hug him close and thanked him for what he had taken the time to do for me. That single simple pink rose meant more to me than anything anyone had done or could have done. In that moment I forgot about how my own birth son had forgotten the day and cried for the joy that this, my second son had given me. His simple act of a single rose being given to me reminded me that even though he may not be my birth child he is my child in heart.

Many blessings to all this glorious Sunday,


Charlotte said...

I'm so glad you received that rose. I'm also glad you shared the story with us. You have an unusual name. I like it. I hope this year will bring you many blessings and a wonderful Mother's Day in May.

Shirl said...

Hello, Happy Pink Saturday. Thanks you so much for stopping by. Love our post this week!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Vicki said...

Hello, Treasia,
Such a lovely post!! I enjoyed all of your inspirational words and also the story of your sweet son and the rose he gave to you. Thank you so much for coming by Bunny Cottage. I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet you! Vicki

Saleslady371 said...

What a special surprise!

Maggie B said...

You know that rose just came from his heart, how wonderful.
Maggie @ Normandy Life

Debbie said...

What a beautiful story to share. Thank you for blessing me with it. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Debbie

Lori E said...

Oh I know how you feel. I am not a weeper but used to bawl my eyes out at stupid TV commercials. Good grief.
When my eldest son had a girlfriend I got the best gifts. Gee ya think we know who picked them out.
He is getting a bit better now in his old age of almost 27

Jettie said...

Happy New Year!!!
beautiful post!

Charlotte said...

Hi, it's me again. I don't know what happened. When I clicked on your link on Spiritual Sundays today it didn't take me here. I don't know how I got here yesterday, but I did and I fixed the link on S.S. so it comes here now.
Hope you are having a good day.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Such a sweet post, and what a pleasant surprise you had. I had to smile as I have been there with those hormone ups and downs.

Kathy said...

Hi Treasia...Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment!
What a wonderful post, look forward to getting to know you better this year...
Happy Sunday...
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

RainGardener said...

That was just priceless! I know how you feel about most people get dinner cooked for them on Mothers Day. Thank goodness I have an exceptional husband because my daughter has never cooked a meal for me or even offers to bring anything on holidays. Maybe by 40 she'll get the hang of how this works. LOL

Renee said...

What a nice story. God bless you in 2010!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

One of my favorite sayings are simple is so much more~~ What a wonderful blessing that was. I enjoyed your prayer for Courage In My Heart I need some of that courage as well.
God Bless,

A Little Of This And That said...

Beautiful memories for unwrapping in later years.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

how sweet, I know you will always remember the love wrapped in that 1 single rose.
Hope you soon get passed the hormone know it can be rough.

Chari said...

Hi Treasia...

My friend, welcome to Sunday Favorites! I'm so glad that you came back and reposted another link on Mr.linky for this post! I was so worried when I clicked on the first link and nothing came up! Good deal!!!

What a sweet and endearing post! Shoot, I certainly can identify with you and those darned hormines! Hehe! I do pretty good most of the time but every now and then...eeekks! My honey is very patient and understanding...I'm so thankful! I really enjoyed reading the prayer at the beginning of the's my prayer as well!!! Now...I just have to tell you...getting breakfast served in bed...ahhhh...heaven!!! You are certainly a blessed lady to have such a dear, sweet husband! sounds like you have a wonderful step-son too! How very sweet of him to think of you and honor you with a pink rose!!!

Well my friend, I'm just so happy to have you join in with us for Sunday Favorites! I hope that you'll join us again...I'm just tickled pink to meet you!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design