Anthony and I had a date last Saturday at the Rose Garden. It is so beautiful there. We were looking for climbing roses. When my darling Ruth passed away on July 4th, I told Anthony that I would like to do something in my garden to remember her life. He suggested a climbing rose in her favorite color. Red. So, we looked for a flourishing aromatic, red, climbing rose.
I hadn't seen Ruth in a couple months although I had spoken with her. I had just written in my journal on June 24th, "Visit Ruth or else!" as a reminder to do so. Two days later she had her first stroke. Thank God I was able to visit with her three times before her last stroke. When the Lord prompts you "or else" -- don't choose the "or else"!
Ruth was so eager to see her Lord. She teased me that she would know so much more before I did. That she was excited at the prospect of jumping up and down when she saw Jesus.
She also told me that she wished we had more time together.