Friday, February 25, 2011

Heavenly Balloons

Last month while the Trent and Andrews girls were waiting to be seated for brunch at the Amway Grand Hotel...I was blessed to see this lovely lady passing by wearing a crown and a big smile on her face. The group of people with her were so excited! Nosey me just had to know what was going on. So, I asked what was happening?
"It's her 80th Birthday!" I was kindly told, as they rushed past and headed out the door. Oh, I had to be a part of that joy...I grabbed my camera and Lexi and I went out and joined the celebration. Of course, I did ask permission to take this photo which they so graciously allowed.
And then this sweet lady, let go of all 80 balloons and off they went. 80 colorful balloons floating towards the heavens and where they would go we did not know...sigh.
What joy it is to know that one day, just like those balloons...I will rise to the Heavens, but I won't be lost...I will meet Jesus and He will guide me to Home.


Pat said...

Wasn't that just one more great moment of our wonderful weekend?
I'm so glad you got this's priceless! I wondered where you two disappeared to, I should have known!!
Yes, one day we too will rise, it's exciting just to imagine that day!

Diane said...

I love the image that leaves in my head! Carlessly floating to meet my King as I leave my trials behind! Oh what joy!!!! Thank you for sharing!

Sandy said...

How utterly cool is that??! That is
a wonderful thing to live to be 80!
My mom was 89 and my dad 90. They
were hoping for 100. Attitude has
so much to do with life. I'll bet
that woman has a positive outlook
on everything.
Thanks for the fabulous thought
of one day meeting our King in
the air and sailing away to our
eternal home with Him!

Samantha said...

Wow, that is just so awesome !!
Thanks for sharing this Trish, great post and picture .
What a joy when we meet our Saviour !
Blessings to you sweet Trish ~

donna said...

Amen! and I can't wait!

Margie said...

loved this post! thank you for sharing this memory with us!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a great story and the picture is just so darn cute!

Karen said...

Trish, thanks for stopping by and commenting on the birds. I enjoy watching & taking pics of them. When I read your post I could not help but think of the song "There will be a day" by Jeremy Camp. Have a wonderful day!

Felisol said...

"I'll fly away, oh Glory."
Superb picture and ditto story.