Lilies (continued)…..

After writing my blog yesterday concerning lilies, my batteries required recharging. I dozed off into a fitful sleep. Some time after this restless period, I could hear my phone ringing over the explosions of indirect fire. I struggled mightily to wake up and answer my phone. Finally, the memories of Iraq relinquished their grip and I answered the call.

My beautiful lady friend was sitting in my yard. Giggling, she told me to unlock the door. As I opened the door and made my way out onto my porch, I noticed a package on my rocker. There sat the picture of the black and white lilies from Goodwill. She had driven back to Goodwill before they closed to purchase the picture. I didn’t know what to say then, and I have no idea what to say now. Thank you seems to be so inadequate.

What have I done to deserve such an awesome person to enter my life? Words can’t fully express what I feel this morning. Therefore, I must come to the conclusion that I am feeling a complexity of emotions. It has been a long time since I have had someone who wanted to make me happy. As the proud owner of this beautiful piece of art, it is now upon me to find the perfect location to hang such a prominent piece. I look forward to the challenge.

If I could define Christmas, then I would say that I wish everyone could feel the way that I am feeling this morning. I suppose I could say that I feel valued this morning. Cherished, perhaps. It’s not every day that one wakes up feeling like they are treasured. Through hazy eyes, I try to convey this emotional roller coaster that I am on.

Well, it’s getting close to time for me to head toward Tennessee this morning. The saffron leaves will deck the trees that litter my path to the flea market. In my heart, I will remember this emotion that I shall name….. Christmas.

You guys take care of yourselves. May you all have a wonderful holiday season. It is my fondest wish that God will richly bless you all.

Freeman out!

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