Thursday, May 14, 2009

~~ And I Shall Comfort You... ~~

True stories shared with God's special touch ~

Marydon: Now I have a story for you. My mother loved tulips.....every spring the deer ate her tulips to the ground...she would rant and rave.....'fuss' and quarrell. Well, the spring after my mother passed away I went to her grave on Easter and would you believe...there was 2 tulips as big and beautiful as could be. Neither my brother nor I planted them......She finally got to see tulips bloom........D (true)

Another story ~
When Mother passed on Christmas Eve I kept her ashes for 5 months, then returning her to the family cemetery in WA ST. I kept a small jar with her 'heart' in it to take to Ireland at a later date (which we did) to the family graveyard in her Mother's hometown ... Mother left her heart when she was there, but could never return. The cemetery was full as Mother's friends & family gathered. Mother had a hard life raising 5 children alone, but she did it well. It was a typical dark dreary dim day, as usual in WA ST. As Fr. John started to recite the final prayers, God lifted the clouds in Heaven & literally the sunlight shone down upon Mother's grave ... almost as if He was lifting her spirit. At the end of the prayer, the clouds immediately closed. It was very emotional ... & this occurred/was on our wedding anniversary.

This same exact thing happened when we buried our 3 yr. old son ... gave me goose bumps when it happened again at Mother's graveside service.

Isn't it wonderful how warm memories can be given to us ... 'and I shall comfort you in your darkest moments'.


  1. Bless you, Marydon. Your memoirs are wonderful. I'm so glad you are sharing them!

  2. God Bless you for sharing this very personal story. It is a reminder that our God is a loving God.
    joy c.

  3. Thank you for sharing. God is certainly good!

  4. It is amazing how much God cares for us. Thank you for sharing. I think I needed a reminder today!
    Have a beautiful blessed day,
    Theresa @ Cottage Violets

  5. Lovely stories of the comfort of our Father's love.

    The Raggedy Girl

  6. These stories gave me goosebumps as I read them. They are great testimonials of His love for us.

  7. I have goosebumps over this post, but what a great post!
    ♥ Teresa

  8. Oh, my. Thank you for sharing this powerful story of God's amazing grace.

  9. Yes, He has never failed to be there in my darkest moments. Thank you for this remembrance of that fact...

  10. Beautiful MD...thank you for sharing from your heart. It means so much!


  11. Hi, What Lovely stories you tell they made me feel quite emotional. You answered one of my post about Maddy McCann I am so glad she is not forgotten and I pray every day that her family get peace.
    Love Gill

  12. Marydon, how special and lovely...thank you for sharing.