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Thursday, August 29

Beauty & Blessings!

Good Morning!  I’m still alive. Sorry, I have been away too long, I know. I owe you all an apology. Unfortunately, Health and Housing concerns have taken my days and nights lately, without consulting me first.  Thankfully, I can tell you that they have gone by the way side now! Ha! What a wonderful thing to report.

I thank you all for sticking in here with me as I navigate through this fickle thing we called life, here on earth. Before I say any more I want to share some Beauty with you!! Then I’ll tell you how I came upon these miraculous wonders of God's perfectly awesome artistry. 

If there ever was a Vintage, Romantic,  French Country,  Shabby-Chic, Unbelievably Lacey Rose this is it!


 Do you need to see it bigger, too?!  Here:

I know, I know!! Want a different view? Okay, let's just say I'm obsessed with this Rose! But, truly, there is a good reason!


** (Brief disclosure, I am sharing with you here my life, beliefs and practices. They are not up for debate. If what I have to share is objectionable to you, you do not have to read anymore. I do not wish to debate any of my life, faith or choices through negative comments. That felt yucky!! But, I believe, based on past experience, this was necessary this time)

So,  today,  I want to tell you how it is that I came upon these Beautiful Roses. I was going to say,….“this is kind of personal“  but then again, when am I not kind of personal?!  Last Sunday, I was re-Baptized!  Prior to this day, I was born, Baptized and raised Catholic by my parents, whom I am forever Grateful, Blessed, and Indebted to.





As an adult, however, I became a Christian, or better description a non-catholic, Christian, who chooses to try and walk every day with Jesus Christ, my Personal Savior.  I was “reborn” with Christ about 10 years ago, but never felt the need to be immersed in water to prove that. I was baptized as an infant after all.  Then the TV mini-series “The Bible” came on in this past year. I often pray on matters, in the way of “what would Jesus do?’  So when the actor playing our Christ, Lord walked up to John, as a grown man and said, ”Baptize Me John” I knew, know what Jesus did. It has been on my heart since that night to be Baptized (Complete immersion in water, as Christ did)

So, last Sunday, I , along with 8 or 10 others from my church was immersed in water and Baptized!  Five of my Beautiful friends, and my Pastor(whom I love!!) all had their hands on me as I went down into the water and rose cleansed. It was one of, if not the, most incredible moment of my life!

When I left, I felt as if I was walking in the clouds. I went to a local market to pick up some roses. Some to make into a “welcome home” bouquet for my parents and some to bring home. As I was in the store, I spotted these roses  along with many other beauties. I looked @ each bunch quite extensively. I picked up and put back these roses at least three times. Until, I finally decided they were the Best! Flowers,  or roses, always look so different under the lighting of the store, you have to be sure. Content with my purchase, I headed to my parents home to air out the house and make their bouquet. As I took the scissors to cut the plastic sleeve, I saw it for the first time, they were called “Faith"!



They are perfection and a wonderful memory of my Baptismal Day. I hope you have something that brings you as much Joy as these have brought me!!

This is them today! They get more beautiful each day!!

Sharing with these wonderful Blogs:

The Charm of Home's "Home Sweet Home"
My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday
A Delightsome Life's "Home and Garden Thursday"

French Country Cottage's "Feather Nest Friday"
The Brambleberry Cottage
Common Ground's "Be Inspired"
How Sweet the Sound's "Pink Saturday"
The DIY Dreamer-From Dream To Reality

Heather @ Stringtown Home's Tips & Tricks



~Monday, September, 9th, 2013.  **Update: 

Hi, Just wanted to pop back in today and show you that these lovely Roses stayed nice enough to enjoy them on the Tablescape for my Mum's Birthday!! Now they've been a full circle, blessing to all!!




One More Update on this wonderful adventure of mine!! This Blog post has now been shared and Featured in Ruby For Women's Spring Edition Magazine!! Very Exciting! You can view it here, if you like. Just click on the magazine cover below. :) 


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40 comments:

  1. Those roses are just gorgeous! Love baby's breath too :) Beautiful photos

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  2. Also so wonderful that they were called faith..so meaningful for your baptism.

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    1. Thank you Sandy So much!! Yes, I have been using Baby's Breath alone for years, but really enjoy the way it sets off other flowers and roses, too! It was as you said,"very meaningful" for me. Thanks again!

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  3. what a wonderful thing you shared with us Theresa, that must have been incredible to be Babtized like that! The gorgeous roses perfectly sybbolizes your love and the journey!
    love,
    Karen

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    1. Oh, Karen. Your thoughtful comment almost makes me cry. Thank you, Dear Friend!! I'm so glad and honored to get to share it with you!
      Love,
      ~Theresa ;)

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  4. Gorgeous roses for a blessed day. Hope you dried them and will keep them.♥♫

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    1. Marilyn, thank you so much for your kind comment, it is much appreciated ~Blessings

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  5. Sounds like your "find" was a gift from Above! I saw those roses too as I was rushing around and thought of you, of course! <3

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    1. Love you, Kathe! Thank you for everything!! They, and you, were a gift from above! How did i get so Blessed

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  6. Very beautiful story of faith.. Thanks for sharing

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    1. So glad to be able to share it with you, Sally!! Thank you for kind and loving support! <3
      ~Theresa

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  7. I loved your story! I was baptised as an adult after I became a Christian. That was 43 years ago.

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing that With me Jeanne,so you know exactly how I feel!!I'm glad you liked it!
      ~Many Blessings to you.

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  8. What a beautiful post...the roses and the testimony,which brought tears to my eyes.Thank you for sharing your faith and the Great love of God! It made the roses even more beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much, Shirley! It STILL brings tears to my eyes, too. If that makes you feel any better. But, they are the best kind of tears!
      ~Theresa

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  9. What a truly beautiful rose and sharing of your baptism. God is so awesome!
    Be blessed, Lorena

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    1. I am Blessed, Lorena!! Yes, GOD, is so awesome!! Thanks so much for your lovely comment!
      ~Blessings, Theresa. ;)

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  10. Thank you for linking to Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Carrie, www.amothersshadow.com

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    1. Thanks so much for having me!!

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  11. Truly beautiful pastel pink roses. Thanks for sharing your glorious feeling about your Baptism. Hugs Judy

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  12. Saw your post on Pink Saturday. Gorgeous pink roses!

    Take care.

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  13. A truly wonderful, inspiring post. Very personal and touching. I applaud you for sharing this spcail moment with us. We need more like you.

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    1. Oh, LV, you are always so kind to me!!I thought, hoped, you would enjoy this. Thank for your wonderful words!!
      ~Many Blessing, Theresa.

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  14. Beautiful story from your heart. Congratulation!
    Thank you for joining us at our Social Sunday.
    Hugs,

    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  15. a beautiful post shared from the heart.God Bless. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things hop xo

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    1. Thanks so much, Katie!! Was so happy to be able to share with you!!
      Many Blessings to you, Friend!
      ~Theresa

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  16. Gorgeous Theresa, and so heartfelt! We've missed you, but we're so happy you're back!!

    Thanks again for linking up and we hope to see you every week!!

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    1. thank you so much, Doreen, it's good to be back! I hope to see you every week,as well!!;)

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  17. Hello Theresa, these roses are beautiful and a perfect tribute to your outward expression of your faith through Baptism. I am delighted to call you a Sister in Christ and look forward to more of your posts - I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kahty

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    1. Kathy, I can't thank you enough for your kind words they mean so much to me. God Bless,
      ~Theresa

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  18. Theresa, Thank you so much for sharing this inspirational story at Simple & Sweet Fridays.

    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. Thank you, Jody!! Hugs back! Grateful to have the story to share!!
      ~Theresa

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  19. Congratulations! There is no better feeling than the feeling of the Spirit in you!

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    1. Amen to that, Jessica!! Thank you so much!

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  20. Dear Theresa,

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful news with us at Inspire Me Monday! Your story brings back many special memories from my own life and I could not be more excited for you1

    I hope you have a blessed week and your days are filled with the presence of God and his Holy Spirit!

    Create With Joy


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    1. Joy, I am so sorry I didn't respond to this sooner. Thank you so much for your wonderful words! I'm grateful it brought back similar memories for you!! My week was Blessed, as am I everyday, since I have accepted Christ's Love~~
      ~Theresa

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  21. I was looking at last week's Facebook party and realized that probably no one boosted your post as you were the last person to link up. So I thought, "Better late than never." Well, your title intrigued me as I am a born again Christian and have been immersed after salvation. I am so happy for you and those roses are gorgeous. I have just started a Thoughtful Thursdays link up on Creative K Kids, my other blog, and it will expand next week on other ladies blogs (who are born again.) I also have a facebook group that is small and still finding it's feet for born-again lady bloggers. I am so glad I went to look at your post!

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