Friday, April 20, 2012

lavish and abundant





The old pink ribbons hanging in tattered shreds around my trees had taken a beating.  They'd withstood harsh winds, blazing sun, slanted rains and busy boys.  Last week my Aunt Marlene adorned the trees with fresh hot pink ribbons.  Their slick and shiny tails now billow around with renewed energy and life.  She also surprised us and had our lawn thatched, mowed and readied for spring.  I've tried saying "thank you" hundreds of times in a thousand different way.  But it seems so smallish compared to how I feel.  

Its all so lavish.  The love we feel.  Its abundant.  Its big and deep and wide.  We've been rendered speechless and awed at the same time.  The boys can read it on my face.  They handed me a card last week, and when my hand came up to my face they knew... "yep, she's gonna cry... yep, there she goes." 

The tears come when the words written with love in a beautiful note, hit home- because they so often do.  Or they spring forth because two sweet girls emptied out their change jar and shared it with you.  They can also come when you receive a heartfelt note, from an author you greatly admire, who reads your blog! Tears take the place of the words that lodge in my throat. 

Lavish- like the number of votes our video received these past couple of weeks.  We've clogged all of your Facebook feeds with daily reminders to vote. Knowing, the whole time, that each video, each finalist, is oh-so-deserving to win. 

But greater than any dollar amount, I will always remember how lavished we felt throughout.  In cheers.  In acknowledgment.  Way more than 5,000 dollars could ever buy!  This is the feeling that lodges with the tears and commingles in my heart.  I've won without the final votes being tallied. We're winners.  Steeped in lavish love and wrapped in pink ribbons that ripple in the wind.  














14 comments:

  1. Oh my lovely Vicky,

    what wonderfull words and my son do it also *smile*. If I see a movie or read a book and its wonderfull, perhaps not ... I have to cry. I am built very near on water (we say this in german)and I have so much times tears in my eyes if I read your postings.

    I love you so much and wish you all the best!

    Bussal
    Mimi

    PS: Now I have to got to bed, here its 7 hours later ;-).

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  2. You touch so many people Vicky and so is it any wonder people want to touch you.
    We love success stories and truly desire one for you.
    Keep up the good fight.:)

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  3. With each and every post you write we are lavished upon by your strength, courage, beauty, etc. And because of that we have abundance as well! Your constant choice of joy is a blessing to all. Love.

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  4. Just beautifully written Vicky. What a wonderful book this would make. You are a blessing to everyone whose life you touch. That's why you are getting it back. Things are going to get better and better.

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  5. We noticed the brighter pink ribbons as we drove by the other day for soccer practice! As was said by someone in the back seat "her spring ribbons have bloomed!" (I'm not supposed to blog or facebook about said backseater) ha ha! Good to see you tonight!

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  6. Words cannot begin to tell you how I feel this evening. You continue to be such an inspiration and encouragement to me. Tho we didn't get to meet in person this week end I was really uplifted being able to speak to you via phone! Vicky, I love you the sun will shine through we must keep the hope!

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  7. A Lady's Life said what I'm feeling for you so well. I hate to copy comments.. so I'll say.. Ditto.

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  8. You express yourself so beautifully Vicky. It just melts my heart. Thinking of you...

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  9. sounds like you have surely been blessed with family. we cant do without them can we???? i cry at every thing to now..so many things become so precious to us now..tug at our hearts.

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  10. so beautifully said. it makes me smile to think you have received lavish love. we've never met. we live across the country from each other. but you inspire me. your gratefulness and positive attitude remind me each day to look for the small graces tucked away in everything. i find myself praying for you often; believing for healing and wholeness and huge amounts of the Father's love to be an ever present friend to you. thank you for sharing with us...it's also worth way more than any amount could bring. it feeds the soul.

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  11. Hi Vicky - I read this over the weekend and for some reason my kindle wont send through comments. anyway - wanted to pop in and say hi!

    So happy for your abunance and the love - its hard receiving, I know, but open up and receive its part of the healing - you probably already know that, just reminding you ;)

    Thought of you often during worship on Sunday and sent prayers your way!
    xoTiffany

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  12. There you go again, sweet Vicky, creating such a beautiful word picture. You do have a gift and I appreciate it more than you can know. Hugs from here to there!

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