Sunday, September 30, 2012

New post, may need a tissue.....may not....

Today I went to see my sister-in-law after church. She had her surgery this morning to fix her collapsed lung. She was still quite groggy, and in some pain, and short of breath. But she is on the mend. As long as she still has the chest tube, she will have some pain. She will get up and start walking soon, and that will hurt at first, but even though it hurts, the more mobile she gets the better she will be.

While I was there, I ran into a neighbor. She has cancer. Please remember her and her family in your prayers. I know first hand the feelings her family is going through. I also saw neighbors visiting with them. It is good to see support. We appreciated every person who came to visit. Even if he wasn't doing well enough for you to come in to see him, we appreciated the visits and the prayers. The prayers are what gets you through. Please remember them in your prayers. Please. It is sad when your spouse is lying in a hospital bed and cancer is the diagnosis and you wonder so many things. And you are afraid you will come home alone. And you worry and pray and worry. As I said, prayer is what gets your through.

There has been so much loss in our neighborhood over the past few years, Andrew, Rick, Gordon, Bonnie then the sicknesses...and all this is just in a mile radius, extend that a few miles and there are more, Lily May, Tootle, Bobbie, the Daily's, many others.

When I look at this post and think back, my few aches and pains are nothing!

Remember the little church called Holly Springs in your prayers as they entered into a revival tonight.
“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.” Philippians 1:9-10 KJV
I love all y'all!
To be continued.........

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Still tired, but better

Yay, me! I was able to sleep about 8-ish hours last night! I was excited. I don't remember waking at all. I didn't go to sleep until sometime after 11 pm but hey, I slept until almost 7 am. I still have somewhat blurred vision, I really have to concentrate to read right now if the writing is small. And yes, my glasses are clean. HaHa. Anyway. I remember the eye doctor saying something about cataracts 2 years ago, and it is about time for a checkup. Guess I need to make an appointment and get the eyes checked out. I got to watch Blue Bloods last night. It is a really good show. Tom Selleck is an excellent actor! Loved the opener. Nick and I had homemade waffles for breakfast, they were so good, and I posted the directions in the recipe blog.    Click that link or it is linked in my blog list on the left hand side. My sister-in-law Teresa is in the hospital again, please remember her in your prayers. She has to have that surgery tomorrow. I am not sure if her lung re-collapsed or if something else is going on, but she will be facing a painful surgery tomorrow. Please mention her name in your prayers. Instead of posting a favorite scripture tonight, I will end with this:
I don't know if this is copyrighted or not, it belongs to the facebook page of Mark Brown
I love all y'all!
To be continued..............

Friday, September 28, 2012

So tired

For the past couple of weeks I have been having some trouble sleeping. I haven't a clue why. I am using my CPAP every night without fail. I can't sleep without it. Last night I only slept 2 maybe 3 hours at the most. The storm woke me around 2:30 am and I had only been asleep since around midnight. I have been waking between 3 and 4 for about 2 or 3 weeks now and have not been able to go back to sleep. I really, really don't like this. I don't know if it's thyroid, old age hormones (I am having some hot flashes), depression (don't think it's this) or just what. I am sure it could be anxiety ,too, I am having blurred vision all the time, some shortness of breath at rest, occasional upper airway wheezing which I am thinking is from the ragweed. It has never made me wheeze before. First time for everything they say. I have also been having some palpitations that feel very fast but they don't last long enough to even get anyone else to check and it seems to only happen when I am alone. I really don't like these feelings at all. I believe the palpitations are because of the hormone/thyroid thing too. I am taking my meds without fail too. I am walking several times a week but these past few days there has been too much shortness of breath to walk very far. I guess I will have to give in and go see one of the docs - if it doesn't get better soon.

Please remember my sister-in-law Teresa in your prayers, she is having some lung trouble. She was in the hospital earlier this week with a pneumothorax (collapsed lung) and is back in with lung issues. She may have to have lung surgery to fix the problem. This is called talc pleurodesis. You can google that if you like, it will explain it. What the surgeon does is go in with scopes and "rough up" the lining of the lung where the hole is, place talc (sterile powder similar to baby powder) and a chest tube until it heals. Then the tube is removed and all is well. This usually fixes the recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax.

Also please remember my friend Danielle and her kiddos in your prayers. Danielle's husband died this past Sunday. The funeral was yesterday. He was in his early to mid 30's at the most. While she is coping well right now outwardly, she is hurting on the inside. The numbness isn't worn off yet. She will be facing many, many issues in the weeks and months to come. You can not imagine until you go through this all the feelings you go through. Even after 2 1/2 years. Please pray for strength for her to keep going and raise those babies and keep Chip real to their children. They are small.

In fact, please remember all your friends and loved ones in your prayers. Everyone needs prayer for them sometimes. I know I do!!!

I have taken my Tylenol PM and I am going to try to sleep tonight. I took two tablets tonight, I usually only take 1. I really need to sleep.

Blue Bloods, I may miss you, I will try to watch you on the computer tomorrow or Vickie will update me. It won't hurt my feelings tonight to miss you. I need sleep worse than I need to watch you. Sorry, I still love you but......sleep is more important, you are just a TV show after all. LOL!

Psalm 4
King James Version (KJV)
Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

I love all y'all!
To be continued...........

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Baby Boy is 22 Today

So, 22 years ago today my son was born a little early. As a result of being hit in the car, the placenta pulled loose just a little - enough to make labor dangerous but not enough to be dangerous for me unless I went into labor which my Dr didn't want to happen. At about 5:30 am we left the apartment (my last time, Rick would move us into a motel room for a couple of weeks until I could travel). We stopped by Denny's so I could watch Rick eat a "grand slam" breakfast and drink coffee. I couldn't have anything since midnight due to the pending surgery. I would tease him about that occasionally over the years. Later that afternoon, I would learn someone I had known my whole life died around the same time Nick was born. He weighed in at 8 pounds and was 19 inches long. He was actually due on October 9 which was John Lennon's birthday. Instead he arrived on Randy Hawks birthday. We didn't know Randy then though.

We have had our ups and downs over the years, Nick was sick with respiratory illnesses his first year, but after that he was a healthy baby boy. And he was all boy. The year he would turn 4, we moved from Franklin TN to Rick's grandpa's house in Wingfield while we built our first home. One time, he wandered away from home with his wagon and tonka toys and I searched and searched for him. Norma and Jimmy found him playing in a ditch on Cline Road. He had no clue he was missing. He said "I right here" - they brought him to me. Another time, he would drive my 5 speed and mess it up bad. He said he learned to drive it by watching me. Another time he almost drowned. On the way to the ER that day he told me he knew he would be OK because his great grandpa was with him and told him his daddy would have him out shortly. He then described my grandfather who died 9 years before Nick was born. Since he was only 6, I am pretty sure there is no way he could have known who Papaw was. Norma nicknamed him her little bulldozer. The name fit.

He has been here for me since Rick got sick. He was here for the hospitalization and for the funeral and since. He helps me a lot around here. When he gets married, I will miss him.
Matthew 19
King James Version (KJV)
19 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

I love all y'all!
To be continued................

Monday, September 24, 2012

Twenty two years ago

As I posted on facebook earlier, today is the 22 year anniversary of my first wreck. The "thing" of note regarding the wreck was that it tore the placenta slightly from the uterus wall and Nick was born about 40 hours later by urgent C-section. There were no outward signs that had happened, just a blood test that showed his blood mixing with mine and it's not supposed to do that. I remember getting out of the car and looking at the man who hit me and seeing the look on his face when he realized I was very pregnant. I had to make him call the police, he said my car wasn't hurt (insurance totaled it out) and he saw no reason to call. I took his keys and insisted he go call. This was 1990 when hardly anyone had a "car phone" as they were called then and some lady stopped before the cops came and called Rick at work for me. Good thing we got that car seat lol. The officer who came was so nice but he made me go to ER - which I was going to do anyway when Rick came - anyway he made me go in an ambulance. Now picture this, 37ish weeks pregnant with an eight pound baby, rigid neck collar on per EMS and strapped to a spine board. boo. Now remember I had already been out of the car walking around, but they wouldn't take no for an answer either. I had convinced the ER doc to at least clear my c-spine and get that collar off. They took me to labor and delivery to be monitored for a while then after about 3 or 4 hours let me go with Rick over to Saint Vincent's Hospital where my the Dr. on call for my Dr was. My Dr was on vacation. While Susan was still with me I'd had an appointment with him and he told me he would be gone 2 weeks. I told him I would need him while he was gone. He had reassured me I would be fine, and I would have been had it not been for Mr. Buzzel (the man who hit me).  Labor and Delivery monitored me overnight at Saint Vincent's and drew blood early the next morning. While that test that showed the tear was being processed she let me go home with strict orders not to do much, no driving, and to get back right away if there was even a twinge. I was happy to go home and sleep on my mattress on the floor.

Tuesday the 23rd Rick went on to work (he worked second shift) after bringing me home from the hospital. It was about supper time when Dr Kraft called me to check on me and tell me what that blood test had shown. She told me to be back at Saint Vincent's by 7am and to come sooner if I felt like anything was wrong, if the baby's movements slowed down, if anything just didn't feel right. I told her I would do that. I called Rick on his break and told him. He was worried about us but tried not to show it. I will post more about Nick's arrival on his birthday.

Today on facebook I made a post about the wreck. Someone who I really don't know, she is a family member of a dear friend, I have never met her, I just accepted her friend request because of who she was, made a comment "who cares" on my post. That is fine, I told her I care and asked who she was anyway. I had to look up mutual friends to see who she was. I don't remember the friend request anyway. I blocked her. It is fine if NO ONE cares what I post. Really. I was reading some of her posts trying to figure out who she was anyway and thought I could say the same thing deary but I won't. I just think that was extremely rude. If you don't want to read what I write, don't - it won't bother me one little bit! But please don't make rude remarks on my posts. I will remove you. No problem! I did leave her comment so the following comments (good friends ready to teach her some manners) would make sense. And I removed/blocked her from my facebook. I am certain she won't care one bit that I did that. But I do.

I worked today, sort of. We had CCU Competencies today and will again on Thursday. I am off work until next week except for this! YAY ME!!  I know - who cares? I do!!

        Revelation 2
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
I love all y'all!
To be continued.........

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ready for a few days off....

I don't go back to work until October 3!! Yay me!! I am excited to be off work for a few days. I was just thinking today about this time 22 years ago. I was 37 weeks pregnant, waiting for October 9 to get here so I could meet my new baby who I believed would be a boy. My friend Susan Justus was visiting from Bowling Green, we were living in MA about to move TN with General Motors and Rick was here in BG with my folks and Valarie traveling back and forth to TN to find us a new home. Susan stayed with me while he was here and I showed her all around New England. She left on Friday morning, Rick came home on Saturday. He had to go back to work on Monday and so did I. This year, the calendar dates and days of the week are in sync with that year. On Monday I will write more about it.

Today is the first day of fall! I love the fall. The only bad thing about it is that there is so much ragweed and it bothers me terribly. It never did bother me until we moved to MA and came back. I can't wait to put out my fall decorations!! I will start tomorrow!

I think this is about all for this post. I hope y'all had a great first day of fall!

13 days until WVFD Hay Ride and Haunted House!!
38 days until Halloween!
60 days until Thanksgiving!

93 days until Christmas!

Psalm 130
King James Version (KJV)
130 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.I love all y'all!
To be continued.......

I love all y'all!
To be continued..........

Friday, September 21, 2012

Come on down if you dare

This post is dedicated in memory of  WVFD 531 and fire department board member Rick Sanders, my husband. He so loved the fire department and was part of every fund raiser including the October just before he got sick. He loved the Haunted House and Hay Ride - he drove a tractor every night and was so excited to see how many people would be scared coming out. He would just laugh. He also recruited a lot of his friends to come go through the haunted house and they still come. So beginning in just two weeks October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 and 26 and 27. Rides begin at dusk and continue until the last victim rides. We haven't lost too many over the years.....maybe a dozen or so still missing....never to be seen or heard from's $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. It's a good price and well worth it. It has been compared to and voted better than pricier competition. Come on down if you dare!

There will also be reasonably priced food and drinks for after the ride or before if you must wait for an available hayride. The wait isn't long, it's warm and dry with good food and conversation.

haunted house crew from a previous year, pics from

more crew from a previous year same site as above

T shirts from last year, unsure if those will be available this year or not yet. 

So, if you are looking for good clean fun, family entertainment, good food come on down to Wingfield Volunteer Fire Department beginning October 5 and every Friday and Saturday night through October. You will be scared. If it's cool, bring a blanket for the hayride and dress accordingly. Light rain has never stopped the rides. WVFD is on Highway 1749 off Highway 743. Need directions? Leave a comment at the end of this post or click on my facebook badge and message me, I will get you directions. Also this is a link to the Facebook page for the Haunted House

Come on out for a good time! You will have fun!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Changes! :(

I have never been one for change. I know, times change, people change, families change, the way we work changes....boy has that changed over the years! But I digress. Blogger has changed. Boo. I am not very happy about it. What you see as a reader hasn't changed at all, but for those of us who blog  (or at least what I see), it has! The way I look at statistics, posts, pictures I want to upload....even the page I post on has changed dramatically. It took quite a while to figure it out. I am not computer literate at all. It wasn't easy for me at all! And when I sent feedback about it, the automatic message was they want to make my blogging experience as easy as possible. If that is true, they should have left it alone or at least give me the option to continue the old way. Enough complaining.

I worked the past 2 days, it was busy. I was off today and am off tomorrow. I have to go into have PT tomorrow. It may be my last treatment. I will miss my tape. It has helped about more than anything. The iontophoresis has helped quite a bit too. I believe I still have the spur because there is still some pain but it is so much better! PT does wonders!

Just a little plug for WVFD now....beginning at dark the first Friday and Saturday nights in October and every Friday and Saturday night through October their Haunted House and Hay Ride will take place. If you love haunted houses, you need to attend! I haven't heard this year, but I am sure the board will provide food, usually it is chili, hot dogs, sodas, sweets for sale as well. Sometimes they also have face painting. If you need more information click here:

I guess that is about all for tonight except for:

95 days until Christmas

40 days until Halloween

63 days until Thanksgiving

Proverbs 3
King James Version (KJV)
My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

I love all y'all!
To be continued...............

Sunday, September 16, 2012

This and that again

Last nights post was aimed at one person and I have no clue who for sure. I didn't say what happened, just that some comments were made on a post that I didn't appreciate. Well, there have been no more comments and no one has come forward to own up to it. I appreciate everyone who reads this blog. When I started it in June of 2010, I didn't expect anyone to read it but me. To date there have been 13,458 page views of 358 posts on my blog. I am honored, amazed, awed that what I have to say could ever be that interesting. I have cried and laughed while writing this blog. Pretty sure some of you have too from the comments I have received. My friends mean everything to me. I love all y'all - old friends and new friends and friends I have never met in person. I hope I didn't hurt anyone's feelings over last nights post, it is not how I meant it for sure!!

I believe I am as honest as I can be on here, my feelings come out as I type, and sometimes I erase or delete the entire post and start over, but most of the time, it is first draft as it comes out. I do try to edit it for spelling and grammar. Sometimes I miss a word or three. I also try to edit it for proper word form. I really dislike misuse of there, their and they're; to, too and two; and there are others.....I guess that old white haired man I had for English at WKU really drilled it in to us about grammar. I did make 100% on the pass/fail grammar test without studying; and, I was the oldest student in the class. (I was 22 years old in with newly graduated from high school kids)

I have poured my heart out in this blog. Y'all know more about me than anyone. Sometimes I shudder at that. Before I wrote this blog, I didn't express my feelings very well. I do believe it has helped me with my grief. That was the whole reason for this blog.

Foot update: It hurts and it is swollen tonight but it has felt much better today than any day this week. Progress!
CPAP update: Going very well!

Me update: I am tired, going to try to sleep and get up in the morning, pray, and go to my mom's for Sunday breakfast, come home, go to church, go to Sandy's for dinner with that Salisbury steak I made and then go to Marilyn's party. Big day ahead later today!

Psalm 46
King James Version (KJV)
46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

I love all y'all!
To be continued.........

Friday, September 14, 2012

Just wondering!

If you make negative comments on my blog, and if I don't know you or can't tell who you are by your hiding your name behind a company name I am not familiar with, please don't bother to comment at all. I will remove it. Sorry, but this is my blog and I have a right to say what I want on it. If you don't like what I post, don't read it and don't subscribe to it. Jeannette, I know you and you are welcome to comment as Lighthousegal any time! I appreciate each comment and I love your blog. What I don't appreciate are comments that appear threatening or disrespectful or derogatory in any form - especially hiding behind another name so I have no clue who you are. Period. If you don't like something I post on my blog, that is too bad. There is nothing posted here that isn't true as I see it and when I have had a problem, I have NEVER called a name! And since this is my blog, not yours you have no right to be ugly whoever you are. You wanna be ugly on a blog- start one and be ugly on your own blog. Questions or comments? Friend me on facebook and send me a private message. Or don't read it, that would be fine too! And that is all I have to say about that!

There is a little "stuff" going on right now. I have continued with the physical therapy and the iontophoresis. I do believe it is helping. Unsure how many more treatments I will have.

It has been a bit of  a different week. My manager has been out the last half of this week and I have been covering for her. It has been a challenge and it has been very good and I am glad it's not my full time job! I think Michelle does an excellent job!

Psalm 73:26
King James Version (KJV)
26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

I love all y'all
Remember to pray!
To be continued...........

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Signs of fall! YAY! I love the fall weather! Nice days, cool nights! It is good front porch weather with coffee in the morning. Love it! Today went well at work and I am off tomorrow. Love that! Next week Monday through Friday I will be working day shift rather than 12 hour shifts covering for Michelle. I will be doing a few chart reviews, editing payroll bright and early Monday morning and then just helping out as needed, checking on staffing and assisting with whatever is needed. I will also have 2 or 3 more treatments to my heel and then maybe I will be finished. My ankle hurt a bit more today, but I think it will be fine. I didn't do my stretches today. I think that is a big part of it.

I want to get my corn stalks put up and scare crows straw bales and pumpkins out. Did I say I love fall?

Short post tonight!
Remember your friends in prayer!
Did you know I love the Psalms?
“Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.” Psalm 143:10 KJV
I love all y'all!  
To be continued............

Friday, September 7, 2012

Two down

On my last post I told you about a procedure -iontophoresis- I would be having during my Physical Therapy appointment. I went, I had it and it does sting a bit. The good part is today I had the second one and it also hurt a bit but neither is worse than a shot in my foot so I will go this route and it will dissolve the spur. It will be fine. I will have 2 or 3 next week and I may be done with PT after that. It has helped tremendously! I am very pleased with the treatment and Jennifer is wonderful!

It has been a good day for Wendy (my orientee) these past 2 shifts. She got to do lots and lots that when we have to do these things, we need to do quickly. She did an excellent job and is already a great asset to out unit!

Short post tonight, y'all stay safe with this weather moving in!

Philippians 4:6
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

When you pray tonight please remember your friends in your prayers. Remember the sick and hurting.
I love all y'all!
To be continued............

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Just throwing this out there


It is already September 4. That means it is 22 days from Nick's 22nd birthday. It also means it is less than 2 months until November 1st. I think we should do the "I'm thankful for" as our first status every day from the first day of November until Thanksgiving Day - or as some did last year the whole month. In this day we live in, sometimes we think we struggle to find something to be thankful for every day (or at lease I did). I kept a gratitude journal a few years ago as part of a book I was reading to help me with some things I was going through. Some days all I could write was that I was thankful for a new day. As time has gone on, I have discovered there are so many things I took for granted every day that I never gave a second thought to. They just were. So, I realize that those are things to be thankful for as well. I really enjoyed our posts last year. I was pleased with the participation and hope we have it again this year. Whose with me?

I still want to get a team together for Relay for Life. I think Rick would be pleased with it.

I saw my babies today. They were so sweet and rotten. And they played hard. I can't believe they will be 4 and 3 in just over a month.

Tomorrow I have a procedure called iontophoresis  and I really hope it doesn't hurt! They tell me it won't. I have never even heard of this but it is delivering medication through a small electrical charge. I really, really hope it doesn't hurt! It is supposed to help remove that spur on the back of the heel.

This is not my x-ray but a stock pic from the internet, but it looks almost identical to my x-ray and that spur on the back of the heel is the one currently causing the pain. I will let you know how it goes! Say a prayer.....

Nick's truck has been in the shop yet again, he got it out today and has lots of mowing to catch up on. Bubba is here so I think he may be helping him tomorrow.... we will see.

When you go to pray tonight, please remember our neighbor. God knows who and why. She is a good woman who has been through so many trials and is going through another now. Her family is standing by her. Just please remember them in your prayers.
Matthew 22
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.38 This is the first and great commandment.39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
I love all y'all!
To be continued........

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Team Rick?

Edmonson County Relay for Life
Team Rick?
So the past couple of years I have been considering participating in Relay for Life in Edmonson County. I have never attempted anything like this before so I am at a loss just how to proceed. I know my friend Suzan Nunn will help me get started, then I will need people to help with the walk and to raise money. Since cancer took him from us and so many people loved Rick, I am sure we can get a good team together and figure out what to do!

My friend Darlene Clark and her family have Team Ravenators in honor of her granddaughter Raven Durbin who died this year from leukemia. I know she will give me pointers as well.

I also know Brent and Kim and many other friends of ours will help us, all we have to do is ask.

I know our family and dear friends will help too. Many of you read this blog and I know you will do what you can and whatever we need to get this going. I believe, if memory serves correctly, the actual walk is in May. The sign up is in November and I shall take care of that for us. Lets get to walking!

If you are on Facebook attempt this link and like the page, it is for Edmonson County Relay for Life and if you are willing to help us, please let me know in some way.
“The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.” Psalm 119:64 KJV 
Very fitting Bible verse of the day I do believe! His mercy sustains us!

I love all y'all!
To be continued..........

Saturday, September 1, 2012

This and that, no tears

Not sure where to start tonight. Last night's post was helpful to get that off my mind which is the intent of this blog. I certainly don't want to imply that I think I am the only one hurting, I know I am not. I have a friend who also lost her husband. It has only been a year for her. I want to say something to help her, but I know there is nothing I can say really. While we had warning of Rick's illness and my nursing experience and what the Dr's would say let us know it wouldn't be long, my friend's husband left for work one morning and never made it there. Another work friend lost her son one year and her husband the next which was just a few months for her. We all know God has a plan for us and our lives. We know this and we try to accept the loss and move forward. Some days I am better at moving forward than others. Sometimes I think there is no way I can get through another day without him and some days I am OK. As a nurse I am faced with death on many occasions. It is part of my job to take care of people during some of the worst days of their lives sometimes. I try to take care of them the way people took care of us. When I lean on the Lord, it is so much easier to get through the day. When I try on my own, it is nearly impossible!

On another note, the rain has not happened as I was expecting. For some reason I was expecting much more. It may not be over yet I guess, but from the looks of the radar, doesn't seem like 3 inches of rain this weekend will happen. I know we need rain, but I can do without storms! And from the looks of the radar somewhere around midnight we will see a bit of a storm unless it dies out before it gets here.

When I was a child, Cinderella came on TV. It starred many great actors: Walter Pidgeon, Celeste Holm, Ginger Rodgers, Jo Van Fleet, and introduced Stuart Damon and Lesley Ann Warren. I found it on you tube the other day while looking at Pinterest. By the way, if you are not on Pinterest, you need to get myself or someone to send you an invite. It takes a bit of getting used to, but it has so much good stuff on there. I digress. this should be a link to the movie, it is full length without commercials. Lovely movie. And it brought back so many memories! Love it!

I am thinking this is about all for tonight. Please continue to remember those you love in your prayers. God knows I need them! And for how I feel, I believe there were some sent up for me. I will do my best to remember y'all in my prayers.
We rejoice in our sufferings because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope – Romans 5:3-4
I love all y'all!
To be continued.....