Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

April 30,2011
I had wrote out a post yesterday but decided that it was not what I wanted to blog about,have you ever changed your mine like that? This post is on my heart today so I hope that you don't mind me telling you a little story. Yesterday my husband and I went to a memorial for a could that past away at out church. Bernie,the wife past away April 15 of last year,the husband Joe, past away April 10,of this year.Bernie was 85 and Joe was 88,they were married for 65 years. They didn't have a memorial for Bernie last year because Joe just had surgery and was recovering. Joe never did recover and went to be with the Lord a year later. This couple was such a mentor to my husband and I,they will be missed enormously. Bernie had host many tea party's  in her time and I was blessed to be able to host one with her, I will always cherish that day. For the last 5 years of Bernie's life  was confined  in a wheel chair because of a stroke, Joe was a devoted husband and took care of her. Joe had broke his hip and had to go be in a rehabilitation hospital,when he was there he had no one to take care of Bernie so he paid for her to have a room at that same rehabilitation center.Bernie had to be on the other side of the center since she was not a patient. She would visit him daily driving down the halls in her wheel chair. It was while she was there that she had another stoke that took her life. Joe was more than ready
to be with his Lord and his wife,they will both be missed. I wanted to plant a rose bush in memory of Bernie, I came across one with the name Elegant Lady, that's the one,that's the rose bush I will plant at our church in memory of this elegant women. She was known for always having just the right jewelry on to match what  outfit she had on. After she had past away Joe ask me if I wanted some of her costume jewelry, her jewelry box was as tall as my dresser. Joe laughed and said he never really realized how much money she spent on jewelry or how many cloths she had.

Dear Lord thank-you for bring this couple into my life, Bernie was a Proverbs women for sure and has taught me many things,and Joe who was a carpenter has fixed a thing or two at our home not to mention hundred's of things at church and at many homes of the people in our church. I will miss them both until the day comes when we meet again.
It's in your name Lord Amen

Please visit Spiritual Sunday today there are so many beautiful hearts that share there each week about Jesus.
God Bless,

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It's such a blessing to have mentors like Joe and Bernie. Elegant Lady sounds like the perfect rose to plant in her memory.


May 1, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Hi Ginger, I am sure you were a blessing in their life as well. Elegant Lady is the perfect rose for such a lovely and caring couple.

Blessings, Jeanne

May 1, 2011 at 1:12 PM

What a lovely tribute to two wonderful people. I'm glad you had them in your life and I know they were a great blessing to you and others at your church. Thank you for sharing them with us.

May 3, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Hello Ginger,

A lovely tribute indeed. Joe and Bernie sound like two wonderful people. A good name is worth far more than riches. Thanks for sharing them with us.



May 5, 2011 at 4:03 PM

this is soooooooooooooooooooooooo gorgeousbridal jacket

June 7, 2011 at 10:36 AM

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