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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine’s Day Blessing

Posted February 14, 2010 (Ten months into widowhood)

In a recent post, I shared that much to my surprise, my thirty-five year old Christmas Cactus bloomed for the first time this holiday season. What I neglected to point out was that I also have a second-generation cactus that I propagated about four or five years ago.  I had accidentally broke a lot of pieces off the “old timer” while transporting it in my car. After posting about God’s Christmas gift titled, “A Christmas Miracle”, I noticed that the “old timer’s kids” were just starting to show signs of new growth. I thought the timing was somewhat unusual. It is a Christmas Cactus after all.

I have watched with excited anticipation as the buds developed. This time there were only three blossoms, which I sensed might be symbolic; perhaps to represent the Trinity. When I woke this morning, I was delighted to see that the first of the three blossoms had opened to wish me a Happy Valentine’s Day! Again, I have decided that this is no insignificant coincidence, but rather another precious gift from God to help make it crystal clear that He knows all about me, hasn’t forgotten me, and He and my Bofren wanted to bless me on this day God knew would be difficult for me! I think the Lord and I will have another candlelight dinner to remember my sweetheart tonight!

This flower from heaven made me feel very much loved, as does your continued support and concern in following my journey! Happy Valentine’s Day!

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. Psalm 147:11


  1. What a wonderful gift from our heavenly Father, and now our husband, that the flower opened today of all days. He knows our hearts and minds better than anyone and knows exactly what we need.

    Happy Valentine's day to you ~ FlowerLady

    1. I wholeheartedly agree, Lorraine. I was thinking about you and a few others I know who were facing their first Valentine's Day without their sweethearts, today. I hope it wasn't too hard on you. If it was a emotional day, it was an opportunity to move along in your grief journey, toward restoration and that is a good thing. I pray you and my other friends felt the Lord's Presence today and experienced a measure of joy somewhere in your day.

      Happy Valentine's Day to you also dear one.