WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

October 31, 2008

~~~PINK SATURDAY and AN A PINK ANGEL~~~~

I have seen Pink Saturday all over blogland and thought how fun this would be to get in on this...as I have so much Pink in my home...Now Beverly at http://http//howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ Has started this, please check out her blog for others that have joined in with today fun PINK stuff. And if you would like to be apart of this please let her know and she will add your name..


Many of you know by reading my profile, go ahead and read it I'll wait.. Ok I was married for 31 years. Wally my late husband who was really my best friend..we were truly soul mates..we ran a business together, raced cars together, flew our plane together,went antiquing together, worked at raising our family together ( he had 3 children and I had 3 children we were the Brady Bunch only without Alice helping in the kitchen) working at our church together, in other words we were always together...there was not one day in 31 years that this man did not make me laugh or make me feel loved...He was truly the love of my life.




Wally died of a heart attack right in front of me in May of 1999, at 2:10 a.m , I tried for 40 minutes to give him CPR while waiting for help...We live in the mountains and at that time we were not even living in our home...we were in the middle of doing an addition on the house...so we had moved into our apartment in the back of our property and we live on 11 acres...so when the EMT's got here they couldn't even find us at first...I could see their lights up at the house and kept trying to tell the 911 operator where we were at, any way to make a long story short they did finally finds us...but try as they did it was too late... God needed Wally more than me!!!




Now to say I was in a state of Total shock and numb is an under statement...I can't even tell you the pain I was in...My Mama and Daddy came to stay with me and all my family came and helped move me back into my home, I could not think or even speak to another soul...the condolence cards would come in and I would leave them unopened..




Now in September of that year my Church was having a Yard sale and on my way home from work I stopped just to see what they had, I was standing there with a group of women from the church talking , and some woman I don't know walked over to me and put this sweet little PINK ANGEL in my hand and folded my hand over the top of it and all she said was you "Need This" I had not a clue who this woman was even to this day nor does any one from my church group know who she was...I just know she folded my hand over this Angel and when she did if was like God released so much pain from me at that very moment and I looked at the little PINK ANGEL and seen it had my name on it...look and you will see it says GLORIA across the front...


I tried to look for this woman and she was no where to be found...I truly do believe we have ANGLE'S that walk among us...I have been blessed twice now in 8 years with an ANGEL in my life.. God does hear your prayers, he will answer you, maybe in the form of a PINK ANGEL and maybe in the form of someone you have never ever meet he will only give you as much pain as you can handle....




God also blessed me with my second ANGEL...when my Mama died last year...and again I have never met her or seen her and probably never will...but I know God send her to me to ease my great pain I was going through with the lost of my mama...And Girls!! she is right here in blogland now, I met her on "Rate my space" She reached out to me and touched my heart, with her kindness , her prayers, and her up lifting spirit, her love of God and her family....Now many of you know her as "Picket" but I like to think of her as my Second ANGEL... God does work wonders.


Hope all of you have a safe and great Saturday...and Please do your self a favor and visit this Great ANGEL at http://picketsplace.blogspot.com/ Out of all my possessions This PINK ANGEL is just priceless to me along with my Picket Girl !!! Hugs and smiles Gloria





57 comments:

Lorrie said...

Hi Gloria, I found you through a link. What a sweet post. I just love the angel story. God does work wonders!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Love your Angel!
And your mustache cups!
What a wonderful collection!
All the best and a big welcome to blogland!
Kisses
Debbie Moss

(England)

Glenda said...

You will get what you need, whether you even know you need it. I was by my first husband as he left this world for the next one. Even though he was in the hospital, there was nothing they could do. We had shared over 11 years of our life together.
My present husband and I have spent almost 32 years on this journey called life. I wasn't looking, when God made sure I found what I needed.
We have many things in common sweet lady. I fully believe the best is yet to come.

Sue said...

OH Gloria what a beautiful story, I believe angels walk among us too! I'm glad you and Len found each other and I'm glad you found all of us here, especially your sweet Dot!! Have a wonderful Fall day sweetie! xoxox

decorator101 said...

Gloria...honey this was so touching..My eyes are still full of the tears you brought to them with this touching story...However did you know today I needed to read something like this and remember .... just to remember. He doesn't put more on us than we can bare..Picket is a true sweetheart isn't she?? There is something over at my blog..I would love for you to pick it up..hugs ~lynne~

Robyn said...

What a wonderful story for Pink Saturday, thank you for sharing.

Hope your days are always filled with wonderful memories.

Have a truly sweet Pink Saturday!

Happy To Be said...

Glenda...girl I want to thank you for always coming by and offering your support...you are the best..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Picket said...

Oh sis....you have touched me to the very depth of my soul...I could not even begin to imagine the pain you felt as you watched your mate die before your very eyes...the woods could not have held the screams and moans I would have made..I have always believed that God will make a way even if he has to send an angel...he knows the very thing or word that holds the key to our deliverance....sis you are an inspiration to me...you are a survivor and dear Gloria are an angel to many that you don't even realize...Ilove you girl...I loved this beautiul post and I thank God for bringing you into my life....I know I got the better end of the deal! Have a great weekend sweetie!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mom,
Just want 2 say I Love You and the older I get the more I know that we are all here for a reason.I know at times I was a pain in the butt!! I wouldn't have changed a thing as I learned from all my past experiences in life.I want you to know how much I truly apprecite everything you have taught me and its because of you that I am the wonderful woman I am today.Thank you for you and everything you do,Love Dawna

laurie said...

Gloria, tears are just rolling down my fat cheeks (yes, the ones on my face). My heart is just overflowing after reading that wonderful post. Your pink angel is lovely, but the story about her is incredibly beautiful. I am so sorry for your losses, but I am so glad that you have been open to seeing God's angels here on earth. I love ya, laurie

g said...

Gloria, thank you for sharing your story with us. I am so moved by thinking of what you went through, and then again moved by the way you came to acceptance with the aid of those who loved you - even strangers. Your story is about the endurance of love and its strength and renewal.

A deeply moving Pink Saturday post. Have a lovely weekend.

Virginia said...

Beautiful story, I believe angels walk among us too!
Have a Happy & Bless Pink Saturday!
Virginia

Happy To Be said...

Dawna my sweet girl...I am so proud of the way you did turn out to be and warm and loving mother, wife, and woman..You make me proud every day of my life..Hugs and Love...Mama

Anonymous said...

Gloria, I can hardly see to type your words have touched me so. I am so sorry you went through such a hard thing. You were blessed with such a true love. I didn't realizse you just lost your Mom last year, you are always so kind in asking about mine. That Miss Picket is such a special person, I think God has sent her to be an angel for so many, but dear Gloria I think he has sent you too. Take care dear you are so special. Love ya, Cindy

Beverly said...

Gloria, I am so happy you decided to participate in Pink Saturday. You are an inspiration, and your post has moved my heart. I know what it means to love deeply, and thank God we have Him and the angels he sends us.

You were wonderful to share your life with us. I know God wants us to reach out and make our lives count by helping others.

And, everyone that knows Dot knows what a treasure she is. I am certain she is one of God's angels.

onlymehere said...

What a beautiful touching post! You're right, Picket/Dot is an angel and we all love her so much. I'm glad she especially was there for you in your time of need! Angels do walk among us and I'm so glad that you received this pink Gloria angel right when you needed her most and needed to know of God's love for you. God bless you and keep you!

imjacobsmom said...

Oh Gloria, What a sweet and loving post. Thanks for sharing your precious angel. I too believe that angels walk among us. Hope you have a Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Stephanie said...

Gloria,

Thank you for sharing your heartfelt story. Your attitude is an inspiration.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

squawmama said...

Gloria.. what a sad and inspiring story you have posted today...I can't even imagine the pain of all this except the mama part... I have never been the same since mine has passed but live for the memory of her.. She is with me and I know yours is with you... Love to you and I am glad your my new friend too...we all need our special friends

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Smilingsal said...

I'm glad you found Blogland and Picket especially. She's a good one alright! Happy Pink Saturday!

Katie said...

What a touching story and thank you for sharing such personal moments. Happy Pink Saturday, oh you're going to love it!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Gloria, This was a touching and sweet post. Thank you for opening your heart up to us and sharing this. You may never know how it has ministered to another hurting soul! And I agree with you about Picket, she is an angel! Love that girl! :) ...great PINK angel too!

happy Pink Saturday! ~Rhonda :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gloria, this is an amazingly beautiful post!

Thank you!

Ed said...

What a beautiful post. Happy Pink Saturday xx

Sue said...

Hey G I can't put you on my blog list, it keeps coming up that guy from NY! Tell me what to do!

Dawn said...

Thank-you for sharing your story, I can't even imagine the depth of despair, I'll remember how brave you are in those times I don't feel that way. Thanks. Happy PS!

Vintage To Chic said...

Please to meet you Gloria and welcome to pink sat, Such a beautiful story you shared, Come visit me again.
Hugs,
Judy

Connie said...

Thank you for visiting with me on my blog today, sweet chick! I'm truly astounded with your story and truly believe, nay, I KNOW angels walk among us. I've been married to Love Bunny for almost 48 years and love him more than ever each month....not every day as sometimes the man does work on that "last nerve" of mine, but every month can work! ;-) I've found you and intend on visiting again.
Smooches,
Connie

Bo said...

Oh sweet little Gloria...this little pink angel post is so endearing. I do believe it came to you through a live angel...Hugs, Bo

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

Welcome to Pink Saturdays. That angel is really a special one. I too agree that angels are around us. Nice to know you were touched by more than one.

Pat said...

Hi Gloria
This was such touching and a beautful post to read! I am so glad I dropped by on this Pink Satuday.
May you alwys have angels by your side.
Hugs, Pat

PS I love Picket too -- she always makes me happy whenever I visit her blog!

beddow said...

Gloria, I can't imagine the pain you have known but I know that you were never alone that God was right there with you. I am glad for the angels He has placed in your life.
I agree with you about Picket. She is the sweetest and most giving person.
Take care of yourself.

Betty

bj said...

Oh, I so loved and enjoyed your angel story and, I, too, believe they walk among us. I met one once in a bathroom at a truck stop...
Thank you for this lovely post...

Dee Light said...

What a wonderful angel and an even better story. God has a way of reaching out to us when we need Him most.

bj said...

I think I posted once but it didn't "take"...if you get two, pls excuse one of them....:O)

I, too, believe that angels walk among us...i met one in a bathroom in a truck stop once....no doubt!

I love your pink GLORIA angel....

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Gloria, I never knew the story of how you lost Wally...I just knew he was very, very special to you. I am so sorry you went through that and that it happened the way that it did. I am sure of one thing...I know that he knew how much you loved him. What a sweet story...thank you for sharing it with all of us. Now I'm so glad you started a blog or else we would never have heard this amazing story here in blogland. Picket is a very special person...it comes through in everyone of her postings, doesn't it? Thanks so much for sharing how she has touched your heart...just makes me admire her that much more. Love to you,
Susan

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh Gloria, I know angels exit too.What an amazing story! To think the angel even has your name on it! Amazing !

Melissa Miller said...

~Amazing~ I have never met you but I am crying now after reading your words. I do feel for you. Thank you so much for sharing such a heart felt story. So sorry for your loss.
Thanks for coming by and giving me your kind encouragement. It means so much when we all support each other. You have mine for sure. ~Take Care.~ Warmly, Melissa

Ma'dame French said...

What an amazing story~~~~I KNOW that was an angel I am convinced;) Hugs French

KatCollects said...

Thank you for sharing your story with us, I am sorry you lost your husband, but so happy that you found your Angels
Hugs,
Kathy

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy Pink Saturday... Enjoy your Sunday as well... Fifi

kari and kijsa said...

Beautiful story- beautiful pink!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Joy said...

Gloria, bless you for sharing your story with us.

Tomarie said...

Gloria,
I am trying to catch up after a nasty cold. I am touched beyond words after reading this post. I hurt for your suffering, I am thankful to you for sharing it, and I am grateful to God that he sent two special angels when you needed it.
Thank you for sharing your heart so that we could be reminded there really are angels walking among us.
Love ya G!

ceekay said...

Hi Gloria...loved your story of the angel...I believe I had an angel unawares meeting once in my life also. I know you will always cherish your pink angel.

Deanie's space said...

Gloria, I just read your post about your husband and am so sorry you had to go though that pain. I know that pain as I am still having it. What a wonderful thing that lady did by giving you that angel. I also believe there are angels among us. I have met some on here. God Bless you, Deanie

ann said...

Hi honey,your story breaks my heart.Yes,dear angels are always with us protecting us as GOD instruted them to do.And they dearly love us,even though I wonder sometimes how in the wotld they can.
GOD knew you needed help and he sent it.He never lets us down,You will see Wally one day.Just think he's with GOD preparing a place for you.
I am so thankful you found pickett,indeed she is a doll....Ann

Melissa Wertz said...

Gloria, what an uplifting story! God only gives us what we can handle. He is so good to us. And to have given you that many years with your soul mate. Oh what a joy! I love your pink angel! Happy Pink Saturday to you.

I do believe angels walk amongst us unaware.

Picket is a joy! I love to go to her blog just to read. Thanks for stopping by my blog and welcome to blogland!

Picket said...

hey sis..hope you are haveing a beautiful Sunday on your side of the mountain....I just made a big ol pot of chili and some cornbread...sure wish I could share a bowl with you...but since i can't I guess the least I could do is eat a bowl for you...ohhhh the sacrifices we make for our friends! lol lol Love ya girl!

Nanna said...

sweet pink saturday post, thanks for sharing your pink angel
Helen

tardevil said...

Couldn't agree more (w/ the angels among us thing). What a sweet story! LOL!

ksarra said...

Morning Gloria, your story today was just soooo touching and beautiful. What a loving, believing heart you have. Your testimony to God's love in times of trouble is amazing. THANK YOU for sharing your heart. PS I love PICKET too!!!!!

Shelia said...

Hi dear Gloria! So glad you participated in Pink Saturday!! You must continue this. What a precious heart felt story you've told!
I do believe in angels and I'm crying a few tears here after reading about yours.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jessica said...

Oh Gloria, I'm in tears. I missed pink saturday as I was with my mammaw in the country, trying to heal. I believe in Angels, with all my heart.

Hugs~ J

Tootsie said...

what a great story girl. I am so glad for you that you have had some peace in your heartache. Picket is a very special person...the story about the angel was wonderful.
have a good week

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Thank you for sharing your special story, it touched my heart! Brightest of Blessings to you and yours...have a lovely pink week!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Gloria, what a lovely but heart wrenching story. I am now with the love of my life and I can't even begin to imagine not having his presence each day and his love. I know we aren't given more than we can handle but this would be more than I could handle for a time. It's taken me 30 years to find him so maybe that makes it even more wrenching at the thought of anything happening to him. Thanks for sharing your story..I'll be back to visit. :0)

Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz