Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Here is a poem that I borrowed from another blog...
"I'm Spending Christmas with Jesus this Year"
I see the countless Christmas trees
around the world below
with tiny lights like heaven stars
reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular
Please wipe away that tear
For I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year
I hear the many Christmas songs
That people hold so dear
O', the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here.
For I have no words to tell you
of the joy their voices bring
for it's beyond description
to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart.
but, through our memories so dear..
We're never far apart.
I can't tell you of the splendor
or the peace here in this place
Can you just imagine Christmas
with Our Savior.......face-to-face.
I'll ask him to light your spirit
As I tell him of your Love.
Then I'll pray for 'One another'
As you lift your eyes above.
So please let your heart be joyful
and let your spirit sing
for I'm spending Christmas in heaven
and I'm walking with the king.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
We love to eat at a German cafe there, altough, I do not really like most German food....I always get a salad or the Chicken Salad, which is what we both got today and it was as good as usual...They only use shredded chicken breast blended with Mayo, celery, apples and pecans.....YUMMO.....its served on a huge Crossiant along with chips and veggies...I ask hubby to take some pix with his cell phone..some are sorta fuzzy, but they had mirrors painted with Christmas Murals.....they were so pretty and we sat outside and listened to the guy playing his gituar.
I just loved this Fairy lamp that was in the window of an Antique Shop....click to enlarge
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I have been thinking about her a lot..This picture was taken in June, '08.....
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
WHAT HAPPENS IN HEAVEN
I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels... My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, 'This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received.' I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.
Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.The angel then said to me, 'This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them.' I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.
Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. 'This is the Acknowledgment Section,' my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed. 'How is it that there is no work going on here?' I asked.'So sad,' the angel sighed. 'After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments.
''How does one acknowledge God's blessings?' I asked.'Simple,' the angel answered. "Just say, Thank you, Lord."
''What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked. If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness. You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day. If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation . You are ahead of 700 million people in the world. If you can attend a place of worship without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world. If your parents are still alive and still married ..you are very rare. If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair. Ok, what now? How can I start? If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all. Have a good day, count your blessings, and if you care to, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.
ATTN: Acknowledge Dept . Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people with whom to share it.I thank God for everything, especially all my family and friends!!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Treasures of the Heart Blog....http://treasuresfromtheheartgifts.blogspot.com/
She hand made the nest and in the first pic, she sent the lovely white glove with it too....It was a surprise that I got when I got home from surgery....Barb, sorry it has taken me so long to get this posted, but health was first....I dearly love these ...Please go visit her, you won't be sorry...
AND, to my surprise, I got another box in the mail and there was another nest from Barb..well, I was shocked as I knew there was only one showing for the giveaway, but you see, Barb chose another winner and thought this one was going to her but I got it....She told me to keep it and I didn't have to send it back...That was the sweetest thing....When you get to her blog please leave her a loving comment.....Oh, She sells these and a lot of other really gorgeous things that she makes or does a re-do on them.....
Please click on pics to enlarge and see the close ups, they are awesome..
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
.....My Daddy is doing so well and is driving again and Mama is happy about that too. My children and grandchildren came Saturday and my best friend Dianne came too..We had a great time..Daddy had made bar-b-q and b-b-q slaw and sauce, it was sooooo good.. Mama made potato salad and cooked a big pot of pintos and corn bread...We had a feast......My sister made waffles a couple of mornings and others she cooked us eggs the way we each liked them....We ate the whole weekend, everything was great...
We had fun playing Bananagrams, even my Mama played...My niece is just too good at spelling though....lol....
I got to see my friend, Ginger and her family before they left for their trip to the lake....her kids have grown so much....
I will be going back to the doctors this week and see how the inflammation around my heart and in the lungs are doing, I hope its all gone....
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
All prayers are appreciated!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Prayers are still and always appreciated!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I had my heart surgery to repair my mitral valve on June 30th....I was at East Carolina University Heart Institute @ Greenville, NC.....Dr. Chitwood did my surgery and I was in the hospital for a week...Went to my youngest daughter's house in Wilmington for a week and then flew home to Florida....It seems like everything is beginning to Wake UP now and is hurting more than when I first left the hospital....I had a rough time in the hospital too, but with God's help and the help of my husband and daughter, I made it....they took turns staying with me around the clock, my husband stayed at night and then my daughter stayed during the day...I couldn't have gotten through it without them...All of the Dr.'s and nurses were very good, a couple of nurses that were exceptional....
My husband stayed with me most of the week I was at my daughter's and then he drove home and made me a flight to get home 3 days later....I could not have handled the 10 hour drive in his truck....
my husband took pics of me while I was in the hospital but I do not want to show them here....as you can imagine, they are bad....with all the tubes and IV's everywhere...
I appreciate every prayer that went up for me and hope you will continue to keep me in your prayers as I recover..
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I am still in Wilmington, NC at my daughter, Christie's......
She will drive me up to Greenville this evening (about 2 hours away) and my Hubby, Rod, left Florida this morning and will be driving straight up to Greenville, NC....I have missed him so much and will be very happy to see him..
Tomorrow morning, I will go for my pre-op at East Carolina University Heart Institute.......
Christie will drive back home and Rod and I will drive to Madison, NC to spend the weekend at my sister, Renee's house....Then, I can see how well Daddy is doing...
My sister said she thinks that my parents have agreed to let them build an apartment onto their house for them....I really think it will be for the best also..
Thank you to everyone who has said Prayers for my Daddy and for me, we still need them, Please....
My surgery is Tue. the 30th...not sure if I will post until after that...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
HAPPY 3RD ANNIVERSARY, MY LOVE
June 24, 2006 was a Beautiful and Magical Day!...Our wedding took place outside my sister's home with a light breeze blowing and the birds were singing their praises of joy...
I Love You, Rod, More and More each Day !
This is the 1st anniversary that we have been apart, you in Florida and me here in NC..........
You are the kindest, most generous man I have known.
I Love that we "GET" each other and are right there if either one needs something...You have spoiled me to a life I never had......Calm, No Stress, Gentle...these things in you make me happy.
I look forward to many more Wonderful Years of Marriage with you...
Can't wait until Thursday night to see you.
Your Loving Wife!
Monday, June 22, 2009
So I will be here in Wilmington, NC with my daughter, her DH and sons until Thursday, Christie will drive me to Greenville and Rod will drive up there on Thursday from Florida...I have to be in the Heart Center for pre-op @ 8:30 Friday morning....
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Well, on Sunday night, he started having Panic attacks and was telling them he needed the med to slow his heart rate..They told him to calm down and that he was causing himself to feel like that.....He said about 2 am, he pushed his light for the nurse, no one came, so he Hollered and Cried for what seemed like and hour to him....when someone finally came he asked them to call his daughter, Renee (my sister)....they waited until 4 am to call her and she told them to call 911 and send him to Cone Hospital in Greensboro...so they did....Renee went to the nursing home and got there as the ambulance did, she knew one of the EMT's and told him what was going on...I called my Mama and she and I went to the hospital....They called his heart Dr...and he ordered his Toprol and after 20 minutes his heart rate come down from 120 to the 60 and 70's...The his heart Dr came in to see him and ordered Xanax for the panic attacks...he admitted him and we stayed with him all day, Renee took Mama home and I spent the night..He would have a panic attack almost as soon as the xanax wore off, but they were good about being right there with it on time...Tues morning, he started doing better and was not having the attacks as bad, he was able to go longer before getting the xanax.......during the night though, he would wake up in a panic, asking Where am I?...I talked to him to let him know I was there and he would calm down and go back to sleep...
my niece, Samantha, brought Mama in and Renee went on to work......I cam home and ate a tomato sandwich and layed down and napped a while, but when I got up, I was sick on my stomach and very tired...Samantha stayed the night and Renee went by and brought Mama home...I was planning on taking Mama this morning(WED), but I was still sick, so my nephew got up and took Mama out there.....Samantha just got home and said Daddy had a good night except when they come in for blood or vitals.....She said a re-hab tech from the hospital came in to acess him and got him to walk a little with assistance, so that is good.....
I am going to stay here at my sisters house today and try to get my tiredness better.....not sue If I will make it out there this evening or not....My sister is spending the night tonight...I didn't want her too because of her job but they are willing to work with her....Plus, I can't let myself get run down before my surgery....
Life sure can be stressful sometimes....I hope you all with continue to pray for my Daddy and me and family....
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, God answered our prayers and he started turning the corner for the better....When I got here Sat. , he was not able to walk or even stand on his own, but Monday, he just started looking so much better and started to eat a little, and they got him in a chair, and he did so well on Tue, they said all he needs now is Physical Therapy, so today he was sent to a re-hab center and hopefully they will get started with PT tomorrow and he will continue to get stronger....He is still is pain, but he is able to tolerate it better.... and he still can not get up by himself or stand by himself, but we are hoping that will change quickly...
I am planning on staying here(until its time for me to go to Greenville, NC for my surgery) and helping get my Mama there.....I told the staff this evening that they better get used to us,(meaning my family)because we will be there A LOT.....and making sure he is well cared for.....
I am so tired.....
will try to keep doing updates here..
Thursday, June 4, 2009
It hurts me to not be able to be there with my family, My daddy is a wonderful person and a good Christian....I know God is there with him and I am praying that he will not let my daddy hurt, no matter what it means for that to happen....I want him to live a lot longer but not in pain all the time...
Hubby and I will have to travel from Florida up to NC on
Thursday, the 25th, I have to meet with the surgeon on Friday morning
the 26th, for consultation and pre-op....I am anxious to get this over
with....Hospital stay is 5 days....So Have a lot of things to plan out now
and get ready for this...I am happy that my family is in NC, some 4-5
hours away and my youngest daughter is in Wilmington, NC, 2 hours away
I am going to be going to her house to re-coup a couple of weeks and Hubby can come back to Florida and try to work until I am able to ride back..
Thank you to everyone who has commented and e-mailed....
and also for the Prayers...
Friday, May 22, 2009
SO, my cardio Dr said it is time to have the valve repaired...so I have had a lot of test done and x-rays, and last week a heart cath.....the heart cath showed my arteries are OK and not all clogged up, which is really good...
I live in Florida but the best Dr that preforms this fairly new robotic heart surgery is in NC....which is where I am from and all of my family are there but not exactly where he is but they can get there....so I am happily waiting to hear from this surgeon for an appt.His name is Dr. Chitwood and he is @ East Carolina University ......he has a wonderful reputation for doing more of this type of surgery than any other surgeon in the world....Sounds good to me.....lol....
will update later!
prayers are appreciated......
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
She is a Survivor.......please go over and give her some love by
leaving a comment and entering her giveaway..She is giving away this Beautiful
To Enter, go here: http://deenasstory.blogspot.com/
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
This is my husband Rod, my granddaughter in the back and my oldest daughter, Tonya in front sitting..
My youngest daughter holding my Great grandson Juan..
Mama and Daddy on the right there...
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
just sent these new pics...I am going to NC this weekend, for my Mama's 75th surprise party....and I am so excited to see this little one and all of my family of course.....We will be back on Monday, so I will post more pics of him and family next week....
Monday, April 20, 2009
Its about 70 miles from our house, so 140 miles round trip...It was a beautiful day for riding....The small town is beautiful with lots of historical feel to it...
We had lunch at "The Gables", which is in an old renovated house......
There was lots of people walking the streets.....
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
This was a very fun to do..Thanks Carla for hosting....