Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Cardinal Sign~

Dear Friends,
I received some tragic news this morning from my cousin in California. She said her grandson 25 and his lovely wife were killed  yesterday in a motorcycle truck crash on the highway. The shock and sad news is overwhelming for my cousin and the family. This was a young married couple of 5 years with so much to live for and so much hope for the future. They died instantly together as they would have wanted it to be, said my cousin.

As I was emailing her a few minutes ago, this gorgeous Cardinal landed on the bush right outside my studio window.  All my life I have associated Cardinals with my precious grandmother, Celestina  Marie. These beautiful birds have always shown up in times of crisis and needful moments in our life, and today was no different. It is as if, she is showing us through God's nature that all is okay and this darling couple are safe in our makers arms. 

I took the pic in a rush as he held his position still, as if he knew, I was taking his picture.  Here is the precious moment with the Cardinal by my window. I sent it on to my cousin as my grandmother was her Aunt and I know this would bring her comfort for the loss of her dear grandson and his wife.

Life is fragile and each moment unknown, but the comfort and faith from our precious Father gives us the strength to walk through the times of sadness and heartbreak.

Please remember my extended family in prayer over the days ahead.
With Love, Celestina Marie


Julie Marie said...

Oh Celeste, I am so saddened to read this... please take comfort in the little Cardinal... I so believe in those special signs... love and prayers to you and your family, Julie Marie

Mari said...

Awwww dear sweet Celeste, I'm soooo sorry for your lost, I will of course send prayers for you and your family.....


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Celeste, I am so incredibly saddened by this news...It is unbelievable. You sure did get a sign--and I feel like it was so you could tell the family that they had made safe passage to heaven and are with your grandmother...Love & hugs, Cindy

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Terrible! Hugs and prayers to you and your family!

Betty said...

My Heart goes out to the family. I will be saying prayers for them. I too believe in signs, that I learn from my Mother. God Bless You All.

lilybets said...

No words,only prayers for them,I'm very sorry.

Dorthe said...

Dear Celestina Marie,
Reading your post, makes me very sad for your family, and you- what a tragic accident.
The beautiful Cardinal was truly a sign from above. I wish you all comfort and strength.

Unknown said...

I am so sorry to hear about this latest tragedy. My prayers are with the family. What a cute little bird. His tale looks purplish in the light. He has surely been set as an agent of comfort.

Ginny said...

So sorry for your loss, Celeste. I will remember your cousin and family in prayer.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Dear Celeste, I am so sorry for the loss in your family. That little Cardinal was sent to comfort you and your extended family. I will be sending prayers for all of you.

High Heeled Life said...

Dearest Celestina, our hearts and prayers go out to you and your whole family during this time. We are strong believers in signs from above and that our love ones, who have returned home reach out in our time of need to let us know they are with us and that the situation is in God's hands. Our thoughts and prayers to you. xo C. and family (HHL)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, this is just horrid......Indescribable pain for his parents and their whole families. Bless their souls,I am so, so, sorry!


Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

It is so sad. The lost of life, of such a young couple.They were together. They were very special for God to take them like that.
My prayers go out to you and your family.God is good.The beautiful cardinal is a sign of his love.
A wonderful tribute Dearsest,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

That is a sad tiding, after coming home from Atlanta today. Catching up on some blogs. Glad I stopped by here for giving you a virtual hug and praying for your cousin and her family. Life is tough at times and the good thing is that we don't know when will be our time...
Hugs to you,

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Hi Celestina Marie!
Oh I am so incredibly sorry for you and your family to have this tragedy happening. My sincerest condolences for you. It's amazing that this cardinal showed up yet again in a time like this for you!! I have things like that happening to me too a lot of times!! It is indeed very comforting and yes God is near, always. Thank God that we can hold on to him when everything seems to have been lost! I see that even the bird was sad that day. I can see it in the eyes! I'm really sorry! Even more reason to enjoy today as much as we can, as tomorrow may never come!
Big hugs and blessings, always,

Tina said...

i am so sorry

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Dearest Celeste,

My prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow and celebration that they are together in the presence of God. What a tragedy for all of you to go through. But we know what a blessing they were afforded to go together. It's the way I have always prayed for when it's time to depart, together with my beloved husband. I'm sure you and Larry feel the same way too.

My love and hugs to all of you,
Sherry "Edie"

Dogmom Diva said...

Celeste, I am so very sorry for your family's loss. I do believe this horrible accident happened not far from my home in the Palm Springs area. Perhaps I am mistaken. But the entire community feels the family's sadness and grief over the loss of a young and promising couple.
Sending thoughts and prayers

Dogmom Diva said...

Celeste, I am so very sorry for your family's loss. I do believe this horrible accident happened not far from my home in the Palm Springs area. Perhaps I am mistaken. But the entire community feels the family's sadness and grief over the loss of a young and promising couple.
Sending thoughts and prayers

Createology said...

Celestina Marie I am so very sorry to hear of this sad news. My prayers for your entire family. May they keep fond memories close at this tragic time. Blessings...

Jill said...

So very sorry to hear this. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. There are just no words to express my deepest sympathies for this kind of loss. Hugs.


~CC Catherine said...

Oh Celestina, I am SO saddened by this news for your cousin to lose her grandson and his wife so tragically. The Red Cardinal I think was a gift from God for you to share your thoughts and encouragement to your precious God is to give you a gift like the Cardinal on a day that you need it. That's just one of those GODincidents! I will remember your extended family in my prayers...for sure dear friend. HUGS from GA.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

I am so behind in my visiting and was so saddened to hear your tragic news.
Sending my sincere condolences and please know that I have your Cousin and family in my thoughts and prayers.
Must be such a difficult time for you all, but can be heartened to see the little red Cardinal, and a sign of love and comfort.


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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..