Debbie Futhey - Floral designer at Memories of Home

You guys, (customers) have been amazing during these events. We love it that so many of you, love the rewards cards. Some of you leave the store filling 3 and 4 cards at one time. And some of you are so close to a reward. No matter which one you are, we love you all!

Something very special happened to me the week of the warehouse sale. I believe it was a message from heaven.

The week and weeks prior had been very trying for me. I won’t go into all of it, as I am afraid you might consider me a “whiner.” But let’s just say this year rates up there with one of the most challenging years of my life.

On Wednesday morning, before the warehouse sale, I had received a phone call that was very upsetting. I cried for a few minutes and then knew I had to move on.

So as I am driving out my drive to run an errand, I noticed a lot of earth moving equipment parked all along the road. Hmmmm, I thought, I wondered what was going on. Then I saw the sign:

Oh my goodness, is this all the notification we get about you tearing up the road we use many times a day. Well, I guess so.

What were my customers to do for my
Big warehouse sale?

So I called my husband and he said he would contact the county about it. He then told me he had some other bad news about a project we had been working on all summer. We were going to have to tear up part of the work we had done and start over. That added onto the stress that the only way we were going to be able to settle a case with a contractor was to sue him, as well as a myriad of other problems, I just didn’t think I could handle it.

I remember driving into my favorite coffee shop, (Dunkin Donuts) and sitting in the parking lot, crying and of course talking to the Lord. I gave myself a minute to cry and then put a smile on my face and got in line for the drive-thru. (I needed my coffee!!!😐) Everyone there knows me by name and what I order, and I sure didn’t want them to see me in such a frame of mind.

And then it happened…………….A message all the way from heaven!

I reached out to give the cashier my money, and she told me that the car in front of me had paid my bill and wanted me to take a card that she had given to the cashier to give to me. I thought how nice it was of her to do that and then I read the card.

You, see, her son had battled Leukemia for 11 years, and had passed at the age of 14. But he stood strong and fought hard. He loved people and he wanted everyone to fight hard. So here is the message that was printed on the card: In honor of his loving and giving spirit, please accept this act of kindness in his memory. During hard days please think of JC and his fight. Our hope is you will be inspired to be #jcstrong through the tough times and bless another soul in the future!

What a message from heaven. So, JC, your mission on earth has not ended, for you have given me strength to call on the strength that the JC (Jesus Christ) that I know will give me. It is so true that many times, it is a child that leads the adult in the right direction. So thank you to both JC’s.

I love you all! Stand strong during hard times and remember JC.

And guess what? Even though this is a tough time, my husband and I are still loving each other in spite of our circumstances.


Debbie Futhey - Floral designer at Memories of Home