Good Friday


forget-me-not crossOne March I was inspired to write a poem about the Forget-Me-Not Cross. I never thought for a moment I was writing it to help me through a trial that I would endure several months later:

n a field of green hills and flora,

I could see a vision of grace and familiarity.

There stood the cross left in all its’ glory with spirit-filled memory.

The closer I came, the more perfect its’reminder,

as a carpet of flowers adorned each bough.

And once I touched my Savior’s cross,

I remembered what God did for Thou.

For on it lay hundreds of flowers,

draped over my Lord’s gift to me.

Each one a sweet forget-me-not,

A fragrant reminder to stay close to Thee.

forget-me-not crossMonths after I wrote this, I was facing a difficult trial regarding my daughter. The grief I felt was almost unbearable. None-the-less I had to see my 81 year old mother for mother’s day, so I got in the car and drove four hours.

Von Trapp Lodge

forget-me-not crossAlong the way I stopped at my favorite place in the whole world…Stowe Vermont and the beautiful Von Trapp Lodge.

Von Trapp Lodge

forget-me-not crossAs I walked through the fields and photographed the beauty around me I hoped to find some grace amongst the beauty. I came upon a spot I have never noticed before,

Stowe Vermont

forget-me-not crossas I walked through the path I looked down and saw a bunch of forget-me-nots. There within fields and fields of green was a patch of forget-me-nots in the shape of a heart.


forget-me-not crossA little further and I was in the grotto and came upon the cross, and there He was in all His Glory, Jesus.

Gardens at Von trapp lodge

forget-me-not crossJust like in my poem reminding me to Forget-Not who is there for me. I wept at His grace.

Grotto at Von Trapp

forget-me-not crossYou see I was walking in my poem and He was with me under that magnificent sky against those majestic mountains. I had been visiting the Von Trapp Lodge for over tens years, and I had never walked on that path, nor saw the cross.

The Forget-Me-Not Cross

forget-me-not crossThe timing was perfect…God’s timing for me to discover such a beautiful place on such a day of despair. He is always with us, all that we need to do is not forget what He did for us on that cross today.


forget-me-not crossFor God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

forget-me-not cross

forget-me-not crossThe song for this post is Completely Free.


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Casey said...

A fabulous post my dear friend!
Inspiration has just surrounded me in such a beautiful way.
I hope you have a delightful and happy weekend.


Draffin Bears said...

Such a lovely post Karen, and thank you for sharing.
Love the forget-me-nots and your poigant story.
Sending love to you this Easter.


Lori said...

Karen, this post is so beautiful...thank you for sharing your story...and your wonderful poem...Happy Easter to You:)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Let's see if i can read through the tears.

What a lovely experience for you-- just perfect timing, and perfect example of how when you change the WAY you look at things -- the things you look at change.

This is so powerful-- thank you -- thank you for sharing.

I am off to bed. Get well my friend.

Big hugs!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

This is a beautiful poem. Thanks so for posting and sharing it with us. Happy Good Friday....m...

Kathleen Grace said...

A perfect reminder of Christ's perfect love for us Karen. God never leaves us alone and often, when we need him most, he reaches down and reminds us he is with us and loves us through it all.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW. This is what I believe a miracle to be...not something that is always phenomenal, but the TIMING is what often makes a miracle happen, right inside of our heart. I can't believe that cluster of forget-me-nots in the shape of a cross. Karen, this is hope. I pray your heart will always be filled with this hope, as I pray that mine will be as well. To think that one day, we will no longer need Hope and Faith, for we shall see Him as He is, and LOVE is eternal, so that is the one element that we are reaching for and will remain. Isn't that awesome? May our hearts rejoice this Sunday and always, and thank you for the reminder of this holy day, Good Friday.

Love and much affection, Anita

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

You post was so inspirational and heart warming. Isn't it comforting to know that we are never alone, that he walks with us even when we don't feel like he is and when we need him the most he reaches down and takes our hand and leads us to him.
Have a wonderful Good Friday.

grey like snuffie said...

Beautiful...isn't it so cool that God knows what is coming and He prepares the way. Amazing! Hope you have a grand weekend!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Karen Sweetie...
GREAT post. OMG I so enjoyed my walk in the hills. Truly beautiful and so breathtaking. What a magnificient view. The little heart of forget-me-knots is so beautiful and I love the cross.

Your poem is just beautiful and shows the beauty in your heart.

Have a beautiful Easter weekend. Thank you for truly blessing my heart today sweetie.

Country hugs and so much love, Sherry

MARIA said...

I wish you a Happy and Healthy Easter!

Vee said...

Thank you for this perfect Good Friday post, Karen. You know, I missed that path at the Trapp Lodge, too. Now you've made me eager to find it some fine day.

Rayanne said...

Your words and pictures are beautiful. They really touched me.
Have a very blessed Easter!

tea time and roses said...

Hello Karen,

You always share something wonderful. Wishing you a beautiful Easter.



Denise Marie said...

O girl!! I love it!! Now, you got me all into the forget-me-not flowers. I have a vintage set of china that I've gotten over the last few years and it has that name. I saw at Home Depot you could grow them from seed and I wonder if that is what you did in your pot there at the door. I am gonna start trying to grow them here.

I was going thru painful trials with my health one year and God put a heart shaped dead live oak leaf from the back of my yard on the garage floor for me. I have it in a keepsake box to remind me how much he loves me and truly cares of our pain. was meticulously cut into a perfect heart.

Love everything about your post!!
Love that you got a prophetic poem. I get prophetic visions and think they are for today and then find they are for next week when a trial comes.

Love in Christ, sister!!

Deb said...

Beautiful experience for you and thank you for sharing with us. Have a very happy Easter. Deb

Bernideen said...

Ireally enloyed this journey through this post - it was wonderful!

Steph said...

A lovely heart post.