Sunday, April 4, 2010

Loving Easter thoughts....& and an Earthquake! Oh No!!

Earthquake in So Cal
Title was my kids idea...:)
If you are here in So Cal, I am sure you felt that not so fun earthquake that we had at 3:40 pm this Easter Sunday...I know that here it was pretty bad , but I can't even imagine what it was like at the epicenter where it was a 7.2 magnitude ! I have family and friends in the San Diego area and I am hoping that everyone is ok...where ever you are, if you felt it, then stop to think how lucky we are that we and our loved ones are alright and how bad it must have been where the epicenter was in Mexicali, in Baja friend is from there, she said...there is no power, no water and no phone service where her family is, just the thought of that terrifies me...know what went through my mind?.......Dear Lord, is that what is going to happen when the "big one" hits here in California? Today, I give thanks, that everyone I know is safe....I pray this is always the case and hope that when the next earthshake hits....we will all be ready!

Wishing you and your lov
ed ones a beautiful Easter!

(Beautiful Easter image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy)

Oh my dear I visited your beautiful blogs these couple of days and seen how eloquently and beautiful all your Easter posts are...I am feeling at such a loss for words, I wish I could say something as beautiful and eloquent while talking about God and what this wonderous day truly means...but well those of you that truly know me, know my truth as far as religion goes, I have shared it here with you all before, I have never hidden it...I wish I could say something so full of meaning and filled with amazingly beautiful quotes from the Bible, the way so many of you have done...but well...then I would truly be at a loss, for the simple reason that I don't know how....sad right...but it is my truth, it is something that I am working on changing in my life, but it is taking I will for now instead say what is in my heart....

God and religion is in my heart...I just don't know how to express my thoughts so beautifully and eloquently with scriptures like most of you can, but I can say this to you and it is meant with much love and respect...I hope that you all have the most joyous and beautiful of Easters, May it be filled with the love of family and friends,abundantly good food and the sound of laughter, from those you hold most dear...

So that being said...From my family to you and yours....
Happy Easter!

(Beautiful Easter image, courtesy of The Graphics Fairy)

P.S. I truly hope this post makes sense, it is almost 2 a.m..yet once again :)

Until next time dear friends,


Anonymous said...

Rosa, No need! It always comes across because it's easy to read between the lines (that are already so beautifully written) of what a huge, loving heart you have.

Easter blessings,

Dorthe said...

Sweet Rose,you make wonderfull sence, you have a big heart and a wonderfull one.
Hugs, Dorthe

Miss Gracie's House said...

Blessings to you and your family as you truly celebrate this Resurrection Sunday!
PS...your new look is lovely!

Diva Kreszl said...

sweet friend, your words are beautiful and always convey the love in your heart! wishing you and yours the most Blessed Easter!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Happy Easter, Sweetie! Have a wonderful day with your family!
Big Hugs,

Sue said...

Your beautiful blog, your beautiful pictures, and most important, your lovely words say it all!! Happy Easter.
Take care, Sue

Sylvia said...

Rose, as always your words are beautiful and sincere...Happy Easter my friend...


fairmaiden said...

Rose~ Your heart of love says it all. And these lovely pics...I especially like the first one. My oldest daughter, Holly, loves lambs..and I miss those childhood days when I would buy her a new 'lamby' every easter.

Kisses & huggies to you my dear friend. ox~ Fairmaiden

Victoria said...

That sounded very eloquent to me! I love your pictures:) Happy Easter!

June said...

Rose it makes perfectly beautiful sense to me. You don't need to speak religion to live it. And you certainly live it in it's truest form. Through love of others.

Michelle Palmer said...

You said it perfectly~
Wishing you all the best and a wonderful Easter!

stefanie said...

wishing you a wonderful Easter Sunday!

fairmaiden said...

Dear Rose, I found those yummy candles at Target. They are new for spring and a great price...2/pkg for $7.99. Look for them on the end display isle. The peach~melon(cantelope)smells good enough to eat. There was a cherry blossom too. Hope you find them. ox

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious are so sweet and marvelous to swing by before taking care of your guests and getting your ham ready!!! What a sweet world we can make when we take the time to drop a kind word...may you rejoice everyday in the sweet knowledge that we have eternal life because of HIM! YEAH! Grosses Bises, Anita

Kolleen said...

hi beautiful Rose,

you are the shows so clearly what is in your heart by what you write and you do write it so well!!!

sending you so much love and wishing you and yours a blessed Easter day!!!


Free Pretty Things For You said...

happy easter my sweet beautiful Friend!!
Mau the Lord bless you and your Loved ones today and always!!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear sweet Rose,

Beautiful post, from a beautiful dear friend.
Thank you for sharing all this love.
So sorry to hear about the earthquake, so scary and glad that you and your dear ones are safe.
Wishing you and yours a happy and blessed Easter.


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Rose!

Oh, I'm glad to hear you made it through the skaker! They really are scary, aren't they? We've been through plenty of them here in Washington too. We're also on a fault line. They've been happening so frequently lately, I've wondered if we would have one too. Hang onto that china!

Happy Easter to you and yours....


Kate said...

Hi Rose,

When I met Ana I told her "we have to meet Rose" I am so excited about that. Thank you for all of your love prayers and support as a dear friend. I love you mucho!!!

Have a beautiful week and I am so happy that you are all ok after our earth shake:)

Love you

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Rose, you are a dear soul...and have a beautiful spirit and loving heart. AND GOD KNOWS YOUR don't concern yourself about the small stuff.

SO glad you are OK after the quake felt in your nice as it is living in California.....THOSE are all part of it.... they "come with the territory".
And we live where we live..and most of us LOVE where we be it !
Hurricanes and Tornadoes
are part of living in Texas.

All you can do is to be as prepared as you can be for one... if it does hit...with supplies water, batteries and such.
We store EXTRA food and water starting NOW...for our Hurricane season this summer and Fall.

Hurricane IKE was our worst nightmare here in nour part of the country.

After that...." I REFUSE TO WORRY ABOUT SOMETHING OVER WHICH I HAVE NO CONTROL " the best piece of advice that has ever been given to me.


Beth Leintz said...

Rose- You've found just the perfect words- you are such a warm sweet girl.

I got chills thinking about your earthquake- so glad you are ok.

My Grama's Soul said...

Just found glad I did. We, too, felt the quake in AZ. It doesn't happen to us as often as it does to you guys. Hope all is well over there.



Lovey said...

Your words are always eloquent. Your heart is always felt. Your Spirit is Humble and Beautiful. Your words were felt and healing to those who needed a soft word from a humble servant of the Lord! I'm blessed to have you in my life as a sister in Christ and fellow blogger! Hugs! xoxo

Karen Valentine said...

Rose you are not going to believe this but we felt that earthquake all the way over here in Phoenix!!! I have NEVER experienced an earthquake in my life. It was so weird.... Not very much, but the bobeches on my candlesticks started moving and mirrors were shaking on the wall!!! The water in our pool started sloshing all over the place!! At first I didn't believe what I was feeling, but then my friend Devon called and asked if I felt it too!!!! Hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday anyway...

My desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Sandra said...

Hi Rose! That is truly scary about the earthquake! I hope y'all stay safe in California. So scary! I hope you had a wonderful Easter day though:)
Girl, my birthday is tomorrow! I holding on to my current age as much as I can! ha ha!!
Well you have a great evening!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Rose, you always speak from your heart and it is your honesty that is so endearing. You do not need to have the "right" words to express yourself. There have been so many tremors and earthquakes going on lately. Glad to hear that you are safe and sound and all is well. Have a great week. Many blessings, Tammy

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

It made perfect sense, Rose! You speak so beautifully from your heart, and I understood you perfectly, sweet friend.

I'm so relieved to hear that you're safe!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Sweet Rose, I am so glad you and your family was okay. Your post was beautiful and heartfelt. I love your signature. It is beautiful. Have a nice week! Twyla

Sandi said...

Beautiful post Rose! I finally was able to see your new blog look and it is GORGEOUS!!!!! I just love it and it is perfect for you!! Have a beautiful Tuesday!!

Jamie said...


We felt the earthquake quite strongly as well, very scary! I grew up in No. California and was in the '89 SF quake and it brought back some scary memories. You are right, we are all so lucky to be okay and pray for those who were not so lucky.

Why feel sad that you don't openly express your feelings about religion? The only ones that matter most to hear your feelings and thankfulness is you and the lord... :)

Have a wonderful week Rose! Hugs ~ Jamie

Charlene said...

Sweet Rose you share your beautiful sould JUST FINE! No fancy words are needed! Your light shines through. I am so glad you & yours are all safe with the "Earth Shake". Stay safe! HUGS! Charlene

Rebecca said...

Hi Rose
Oh my sounds like your earth shaker was a whopper! No thanks, you can keep your shakers down there where they are used to being!
Hope you had a lovely Easter inspite of the shakers.

Yaya Chique, Home of debi lynn designs said...

Hi sweetie!

Love your post---and you said all God would want you to say, "you are being you, a woman with love in her heart". That is all it takes and you do it with so much love and a warm spirit! xo...deb

Debra@Common Ground said...

Rose dear, I'm so glad that you just had some "shakin'" and not too bad, I have to admit that living in So Cal would make me just a teensy nervous, but believing God will protect those who claim His protection. Wonder what it felt like when the angels rolled away the tomb?, maybe like a little tremor?
You are such a blessing to all of us. You live your faith and "religion" in every post and comment, dear Rose. Hope you had a wonderful Easter Day.
hugs and love,

cityfarmer said...

just the sound of your voice gives me comfort ...

my niece lives close to you and she was freakn out said...

Hey crazy gaudy girl,
You make perfect sense & I couldn't have said it better myself! It's whats in your heart, that is how Christ speaks to us (I believe) & your heart is truly one of the most beautiful I know. Your always real Rose, that's why I love ya! I'm glad your pretties & your sweet self didn't get dented in the quake. I could have died when Kevin handed me the phone after your text & said 'Rose was in an earthquake'!!! OMG! I can't believe you were in the shower, poor girl. I probably would have had a head full of hair dye & had to run out to the street. Oh well, word count is up to 600. I wanna see those pictures you talked about! Lisa

homebody0404 said...

Rose, I made a "blog friend" when I sound Salvage Dior about 1-2 weeks ago. Kate is precious. Now, here I am. I found you through her comments section. I'm glad you're okay. Remember the Northridge quake? I had just moved to LA (military move) and wouldn't you know it, I experienced my first earthquake. The aftershocks weren't fun either! I have family in Whittier and my cousin called me and gave me instructions on preparing for the "big one". Talk about scared!! Let's hope the big one is more myth.

I'm in OH and wouldn't you know it, about 2 yrs ago at about 5:30-6am there was a mild earthquake! I couldn't believe it!

BTW, your heartfelt sentiment was expressed beautifully!


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Rose your such a sweetie! Your writing about your beliefs to me is always beautiful and theres no need for you to think you need to be like others. How you express your thoughts are wonderful and I so enjoy my visits everytime I get lucky enough to stop by.
With my limited bytes on the internet I don't get to visit everyone like I want to,
So happy to here that your ok and the quake was not centered where you are. How sad these terrible earthquakes can be.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rose, thanks for stopping by my blog.I love your beautiful blog.My bedding is the shabby chic line...Kathy

Victoria said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today:) I love tiny little knick knacks, I have tons of teeny things!

It's very warm today but hopefully no more earthquakes for a while. I think I'm going to get some museum glue and stick my things down, just in case!

Beatnheart said...

Dear Rose, Your words come from your heart...they are yours and yours alone and I can speak for myself that I understand just what you are saying and the charming way that you say it...Anyone can repeat a bible verse. You are coming from a personal place that endears and lets us get to know you for who you are...A kind, tenderhearted and beautiful person who cares deeply.

Kelly Berkey said...

bella dear, i was there in cali when the quake hit, super scary even though i didn't feel it in bakersfield.
kolleen and i made a vlog after our lunch and said hello to you!
check it out when you get the chance, it is pretty funny!
hugs my dear friend,

One Blessed Mommie said...

Hi Rose! Why are you so hard on yourself? You communicate from your heart beautifully! I look forward to reading your posts and I especially love your thoughtful comments on mine. God bless you my dear.

The French Bear said...

Rose, you are so beautiful, inside and out, you always know just what to say....I always find your comments so touching and dear!!!!
I never feel anything but love when I read your posts and I just love to come and visit!!!
Margaret B

Julie said...

Such a lovely post, Rose! No need to ever worry about how your express yourself--you do it perfectly, and always with such love. It is indeed a most glorious season...I am also filled with gratitude.

SO glad you and your family are safe after the earthquake--it was a BIG one!

Hope you're having a lovely day--enjoy every moment!

Myrna said...

Hiya Rose!
Thanks for stopping by and the Birthday wishes! You are entered TWICE in my giveaway!
Hope you've recovered from all the rockin' and rollin' in SoCal!