Thursday, February 16, 2012

Divine Intervention......PPA129


These flowers from Up in the Air are sweet for sure but I have a flower story that is sweeter. A bit of background first - my mom is 86 and spends the winter in Florida.  My dad died 8 years ago.


I take no credit for the following words - I copied them directly from my daughter's Facebook post:  

Erin Callahan Wheeler
called my Gram tonight to make sure that she got the Valentine's flowers that we sent her ... she said that she did, and they made her cry because they are calla lilies (those were her wedding flowers and my grandfather would also get them for her over the years). But here's the thing ... we didn't order calla lillies, we ordered stargazer lilies (below). Now I'm crying ... and that my friends, is divine intervention.


                                                          



                                                          Pals Paper Arts
                                              

24 comments:

Frederique said...

I love to see God acting like this...

Linda said...

That is the sweetest thing ever....

Mary Fish said...

sorry to hear you made Gram cry. your card is stunning and puts a smile on anyone's face. love the popped up flowers. hugs, m

Marisa said...

What a delightful little bouquet of flowers, Linda :) Love the BG DP and colours you used too.

Patti MacLeith said...

Loving that ribbon, Linda! Your card reminds me of spring!

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Linda! Oh, what a sweet story! Bless your mom's heart. You've made a beautiful card! I really like your color choices. A combo I don't ever seem to use. Looks like Spring, fresh and fun too!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

OMG! Great card and greater story and now I'm teary eyed too! hugs

Anonymous said...

That is divine intervention...bitter sweet. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Your story is as sweet as your card! TFS...

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card and beautiful story, Linda! I carried Calla Lilies at my wedding, too.

Debbie Henderson said...

What a sweet story Linda, enough to give someone goosebumps! I love the little flowers on your card and the way your ribbon embellishes your card!

Dawn Tidd said...

So sweet, Linda, both the card and the story!

Margaret Moody said...

I love your flower story and your card, Linda C.! Both are very beautiful!

Mike Funke said...

Great card, Linda! Love the touch of 3D on a few of the flowers.

Nance Leedy said...

Oh, now I'm teary-eyed too! Love it when little things happen to remind us that there is something (whatever you want to call it) bigger than us out there. Such a sweet story to go with this charming card. Love the pop of flowers and rhinestones and ADORE the color combination!

Lesley said...

I am smiling through tears. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story Linda. Your card is lovely as always, I love that sketch.

jaydee said...

Linda, I love your card and those popped flowers.... more importantly... I LOVE the story of the calla lilies. Definitely Divine intervention. Thank you for bring a tear to my eye and a smile to my face.
hugs
jaydee

Denise Marzec said...

VERY pretty card!! I love the dimension on the flowers!

Jen said...

That's one heck of a story. God works in mysterious ways...

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my goodness .... so beautiful and so touching, it gave me goosebumps ... love your card too!!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Linda, this brought tears to my eyes! Sometimes things just happen for all the right reasons. That is a beautiful thing. Speaking of beautiful, your card certainly fits that description, in more ways then one. Absolutely fantastic! Big hugs! :)

Jen Timko said...

Beautiful card, beautiful story! Made my heart happy to read it!!

Linda Fisher said...

Isn't it nice to know, someone's watching over us!! A beautiful story and card thank you for sharing BOTH!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, Linda, it gave me chills to read that. I LOVE to hear stories like this! God is smiling upon you all. :)