The Flowers Still Bloom

by | Aug 1, 2016 | Miracles | 0 comments


Today we’re kicking off the first day of August as well as the first of our “miscellaneous” Miracle Mondays. Today’s testimony is a sweet one by Sister Natalie Shawver.

My husband’s grandfather passed away 13 months before we were married. I had the opportunity to get to know him prior to his passing and always enjoyed his company at family events. Both of my grandfathers passed away when I was 15, so it was nice to have an adopted grandfather years later, so to speak.

Although we were saddened he wouldn’t be present physically on our wedding day, we learned later he was smiling down.

After our reception ended, we asked our wedding coordinators to box up all of our flowers and donate them to a local facility where they could brighten someone’s day — we didn’t request anywhere specific, just that they would be given away rather than taken to the dumpster. The manager of our venue said she knew of a place nearby and would take them there in the morning.

The next day, we returned to our venue to pack up the remainder of our decorations from the wedding and ensure the flowers would be delivered. The manager told us they had been dropped off to the hospice nearby. This hospice wasn’t a random hospice to us; it was the hospice where my husband’s grandfather spent the last days of his life.

It may seem small, but knowing our flowers could have made their way anywhere and they found their way to this particular facility made our hearts swell. Many kind individuals took care of my husband’s grandfather, and we were able to send a little sunshine back to others who were currently there.

Coincidence? We don’t think so. God picked the place, and we felt great comfort knowing that Grandpa Chuck was a part of our day, in his own way, too.

WANTED: Your Testimonies

We’ve opened the doors wide for this month’s Miracle Monday — no theme, anything goes. And we actually haven’t received very many submissions. So, if you’ve been on the fence as to whether or not you should share what God has done for you — be it a few days ago or a few decades ago, big and bold or small and sweet — please click here to make it official and send us your testimony.

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.


  • Sister Natalie Shawver

    Sister Natalie is a proud Cincinnati girl who is never without a good book, cup of tea or husband Brother Justin, and favorite sidekick son Graham.


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