Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Ok, now Im just showin off!!!!! I cant even begin to process all of this NIRVANA....I will explain Miss blondies award she recieved from her friend Donna and then passed to me and several other heavy hitters in a day or too, but youll all understand if I just let the smoke settle a little.? I just wanna marinade in my award glory for a minute....
My ability to still learn and take direction, which I owe all my thanks to Peanut from Countryfolk Keepsakes...I humbled myself and emailed her today to ask for her help.
She wrote me back immediately, thee most loving letter with the easiest directions to master this ....and she never made me feel ashamed of asking or intruding on another woman who has a busy life of her own, although I offered her an out, but not Peanut woman.... she still preferred to "give" to me and give she did. Once again, you have touched me beyond words could say. AND you believed in me. I owe ya sistah...well kids...Im feelin mighty...well mighty... right about now, Im goin outside to ask my son if he needs "me" to pull that engine hes been workin on for 2 days!!!! OH YAH!!!!
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
There is no shame in putting a voice to addiction, the shame is keeping it hidden. Secrets grow in the dark and die in the light.
"This little light of mine? Im gonna let it shine, Im gonna let it shine on me!"
If I were still in the dark, I wouldnt be showing off the exquisite bouquet of roses my Valentine surprized me with. I wasnt always spoiled this way. I wanted to share with you the gratitude I feel in my heart for what God has done in my life and my husbands life. We are indeed blessed with uncommon favor and supernatural blessings everyday. The odds of both of us coming into recovery and remaining clean and sober for as long as we have and will continue to do, is a miracle. and you all KNOW how I feel about miracles!
Ive read some other blogs where the women were in a place in their relationships where they didnt want flowers, cards and candy because they were more appreciative of having gifts of home improvements, and thats awesome...but we dont own a home, we dont have much in terms of material items.. but we do have eachother, "so for me", someone whos not used to recieiving romantic expressions that have thorns, stems and pedals...I sure am happy. I sure am grateful am loved.
Dont get me wrong, my hubs is a very giving husband, Im not complaining, but he seldom succombs to wishy washy sentiments on holidays, hes more of a " "show & tell your wife you love her everyday" kinda guy....but for whatever reason today, buying me such beautiful roses was important for him. (& Im glad it was!)
I sure am grateful that I have a loving God in my life who saw fit to keep us alive AND together. So Happy Valentines Day to all my friends I consider my sisters....you all know who you are.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Drum roll please....quiet please.....
never mind... I lost my nerve...just joshing ya....
Ive put together a slideshow of my work throughout the past year. Some are large projects...some as small as ornapins...but Im amazed and inspired with the amount of change and improvements Ive seen in my work. It as though I was re-reading an old recovery journal of mine...some strengths...alot of weaknesses but growth when its all said in done. In our 12 step fellowship, we have an inspiring slogan...Progress...not perfection. Thank God because it promises me that as long as I never give up, theres alwasy going to be change....
So bare with me, I hope my new learned skills and studying the putter books werent all for nothing...Lights please....
Well Im so grateful that we have just witnessed... that in fact we need "never" give up 5 minutes before our miracles about to happen...mine just did...enjoy the show!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I guess Id better change her tag to say "Be Somebodies!!!!but not mine!"
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Here is a picture of my Mom "Jo" & lil Sandy (yorki-poo, half mini yorkshire & poodle) her sidekick who has provided the best friendship & increased her desire to fight this exhausting disease. Thank You Sandy too!
As most of you know (who know me) my Mom was diagnosed with limited small cell inoperable lung cancer(I wont capitalize the letters on this disease, cuz the devil is a liar) at the end of Sept. We recieved this devestating news, the same week we buried my Dad.
Well since then, I have been reaching out asking for prayers from old friends, new friends, anyone who would listen...I put a pair of my sisters rosary beads from Israel (who wore them when she was in the Convent & has since passed) around her photo, & kept a white candle lit in vigil everytime we prayed. I know it was a shrine more to comfort me, but I am so grateful, thankful, and beside myself with joy, to share with you that the chemotherapy treatments, and diligent prayers have shrunk her tumor by more than 50%!!!!!!
Ive recently been saddened with the news that a dear friend in our own dollmaking community, is experiencing the same devestating news with her own Mom "Ruth". Ruths cancer is in her breast, and is scheduled for surgery next week. I am asking for you to keep Ruth in your prayers. I BELIEVE!!!!!
In honor of my friend, Im not going to put her name on "my" blog, she has her own to do that if shes in a place to share her experience, but this devestating disease plays havoc on our emotions.
Sometimes my love, prayer, & passion for people get in the way of good common sense, & rather than risk making anyone feel violated, because this is such a personal disease, Im only asking that you keep my freind and her mom Ruth in your prayers.
I thank you all in advance. I am just convinced that prayer works in numbers, I believe with all my heart that "Faith without works, is dead." I also believe "We have not, because we ask not"....Please lets ask!!!!