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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"Sometimes Ignorance is Bliss"

From the beginning of January when all the testing began to see what was wrong with me, I have never wanted to know any side effects of testing, chemo or any drug I have had to take. I figure the less I know the better chance I have of not having syptoms. Today I went in for blood work, then had to see the nurse to go over my blood work. Everything looked good as far as I could tell. My white blood cell count was almost to the normal range, which is something my body has struggled with. The nurse did inform me that my hemoglobin was down and that was why I was probably feeling tired. Well to tell you the truth, I haven't felt very tired lately and didn't want to know that I was supposed to be feeling tired. I had a great weekend and enjoyed my time with Tony and watching him do stuff around the house and I was able to plant flowers and paint our mail box. I went in to work today and it was great to have all 4 of our summer interns with us. So for me to be told that I should be feeling tired, when I haven't felt that way, was a surprise to me. My mind starts wondering, have I been tired today or was I tired yesterday. No I don't believe I have had that side effect. I could have easily taken a nap yesterday but never felt the need for one. So back to my point, it is better not to know "how you are suppose to feel" but trust that God blessed me with another day of health and I am so grateful for His many blessings of the day. It feels so good to be back at work, to go to Wal-mart and come home and cook a meal. I read in Romans 14:8 "For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's." I want nothing more than to live my life to it's fullest and to know that the Lord is in control of all things and live to honor Him with my life. He is the one that gives me great rest each night and refreshes me in the mornings and for that I am so grateful. We have a choice everyday to wake up and see the good of the day or to choose "woe is me attitudes". Not sure what tomorrow may bring but I can say;

"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."

Saturday, May 26, 2012

"Steadfast Love of the Lord"

I went to Crystal Brown's wedding late this afternoon and was told by several people that they have missed my blogging this past week and were worried something was wrong with me. So here's a shout out to the Helsley's and Valorie Lawson and thank you for keeping up with me. I'm not sure I will be posting daily anymore, I will post when I know there are things I would like to share for me to remember or that I feel the Lord has laid upon my heart. This past week has gone by so quickly. Seems like days are getting shorter. I'm thankful to be back at work, even if it's not full time. I'm thankful for my job and the ability to be able to go in and work but also know when my body is tired, I can go home and rest. Having surgery, chemo and a sinus infection, my body knew when to tell me to slow down. What a blessing to know God is the one who continues to watch over my coming and going and gave me strength and health to enjoy the blessings of each new day. My hair has started to grow back. I know this will not last long since I've started back on chemo. It's kind of strange to be able to say I'm not worried or concerned if I have hair or not. I would have never dreamed I would be okay being a bald woman. It has been very freeing not having to fix my hair or having a bad hair day. Tony loves rubbing my head and in the past I wouldn't have let him because he would have messed my hair up. Thankful for a husband that loves me just the way I am. I know an illness can be so difficult on families and even cause separation or divorce. God knew I needed Tony in this chapter of my life and I'm so grateful for His grace of bringing our lives together.

Yes my hair has a lot of grey in it!

We've already had a great weekend because Hudson came over Friday afternoon and spent the night with us and was able to stay all day today. GPa and Hudson made a trip to Wal-mart after breakfast to buy Hudson a "dig". Anytime you ask Hudson if he wants to go to Wal-mart his response is "YEA"!

Hudson and G-Pa headed to Wal-mart

Hudson and his new "John Deere Tractor"

The whole family was together to celebrate David's (Jordan's boyfriend) birthday Friday night. Tony made his famous steaks that we all love. We are thankful David is back in Bentonville for the summer and will be working as a youth intern at our church. Hudson also loved hanging out on the trampoline with David and Jordan.

"Happy Birthday David"

"We love this little guy!"

Here's a funny story; my last chemo that I posted on my blog included a picture that was taken of Jordan and I that had "home girl" in the background with a woman asleep. We just found out this week that she is an aunt to Ashley Hester, a friend of ours at church. You have to be careful what you say or post on your blog because you never know who is reading. Luckily Ashley thought it was hilarious and I pray her Aunt Sandy will be okay with it as well.

I am thankful today for the steadfast love of the Lord. He continues to show me so much love and grace everyday. There are days when it would be easy to grumble and complain about life but I also know God doesn't want us living in the "wilderness" like the Israelites did. He provided everything they needed yet they found reasons to continue to doubt God's provisions and wanted to turn back. My prayer is that I never look back and question "why" but may I keep my eyes ahead and looking up and my heart will be grateful for all He has done and continues to do in my life. There are days when I wonder if life will be normal again but then I wonder, what is "normal" ? I think normal is waking up and trusting that God is sovereign and knowing no matter what the day holds, He's in complete control and find rest in His grace. We aren't promised tomorrow, so why not make the best of the day He has given me.

"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."

Friday, May 18, 2012

"A Day After Chemo"

After a great night's sleep, I woke up to the blessings of another new day of life and health. I was able to spend a little time with Hudson this morning before he went to Mother's Day Out. He loves going to "school" and spending time with the other kids. I was then blessed with a visit from one of my best friends from Abilene, TX and her family, Debbie, aka Deborah Mae is what I call her. They were in Springfield, MO for their son Marcus' graduation from Baptist Bible College yesterday morning. They drove 2 hours to come have lunch with me and had to go back to Springfield soon after. It was a short visit, but a blessing to me that they drove so far just to have lunch. Thank you Mackey family. We didn't get a picture together while they were here, so I made Debbie send me one.

Deborah Mae, Madison, Marcus and Eddie

Jordan and I spent the afternoon together and made an appointment for pedicures today. We went to Beauty Nails and always enjoy our time together being pampered by John and Chi. We did our usual routine, walked in, picked out our colors, then went and sat in the massage chairs. While sitting in the chairs, John told us that Elaine Kerr was in earlier in the day and had found out we were coming in later and she paid for both of our pedicures. Wow!!! The blessings continue to fall upon us daily. Thank you so much Elaine for such a wonderful surprise. Jordan and I felt so blessed!!

Thank you Elaine Kerr for mine and Jordan's pedicures!!!!

Acts 20:35b "It is more blessed to give than to receive."
I pray my friends feel blessed today for the gifts that have been given to me and my family. His mercies are new every morning, great is His faithfulness!!

Tony and I decided to go see the Avengers tonight. We have not seen all the super hero movies and I wasn't sure if I would enjoy the movie or not. I am glad we went and we both enjoyed the humor in the movie. It took several attempts of Tony trying to take a picture of us together, and this is the best we could get.

Me and my darlin, Tony

I am thankful the weekend is here and we are looking forward to a Saturday off together with no plans other than sleeping in and possibly a trip to Pea Ridge for lunch at the Black Hawk Grill.

"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."

Thursday, May 17, 2012


After a very peaceful night's sleep, my chemo day began at 8:00am at Highlands Oncology. My blood work was done on Tuesday and everything was back up and ready for chemo to begin. My nurse asked where I wanted to sit and my comment was, "As close to you as I can get." I wanted to make sure she could get to me right away if I had any allergic reactions. Very pleased to say, there were no set backs and the chemo went in like a charm. :) My CA125 number is back up to 202.8 and Dr. Ivy had told us that would probably happen due to the surgery and him "stirring things up." I originally started at 288 in February and the day of my surgery I was told it was down to 46. The doctor wants it down in the teens, so it looks like I have a few more rounds of chemo. It's just a number and I know Who is in control and will trust Him to take care of the details. Psalms 139:13-14 "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well."

Me with the nurse right on the other side of the counter

My view while taking chemo. A little nicer than a room with no windows.

Jordan went with me today and we had a good time together. She went and picked up Panera Bread Mac-n-cheese and 1/2 sandwich. I asked the young man next to us that was there with his grandma if he would take a picture of me and Jordo together. I had no idea that he was capturing a lady in the background that was totally out. This is very typical while taking chemo. I think they give everybody Benadryl and it gets in your system very quickly. I'm too afraid to give in and go to sleep because I don't want to miss anything or have random people taking pictures of me. :)

Me and Jordan and home-girl chilling in the back ground (these are Jordan's words)

I know I have said it before and feel I need to say it again. God continues to show me His love every day through the lives of others. Cards, gifts, flowers, food, emails, Facebook messages, etc.
Each day, people continue to give me encouragement through all these things. Since February 2nd I don't think a day has gone by that God has not been "knocking" on my heart saying "See how much I love you." A song just came to me that is sung by Kristian Stanfill called "One Thing Remains" Below are the basic lyrics of the song:

Your love never fails
It never gives up
It never runs out on me
Your love
Never gives up on me

You can highlight the link below and copy and paste it in a new window to listen to the song;

Below is a cross that a friend, Tim Sorey, whittled for me. I'm not sure how long it took him to make this, but I was so thankful he made it just for me.

Whittled Cross by Tim Sorey

"Faithful" 4-30-12 was the date of my surgery when Dr. Ivy said "Remarkable" three times!

This figurine called "Blessings" was sent to me yesterday by Julie Gabardi. Thank you for blessing me with your friendship Julie!

These flowers were sent today from one of my other "moms" and "sisters" growing up in Abilene. Thank you Maxwell Mom and daughters!

As you can see, I have been so blessed, and God's faithfulness and grace continues to overwhelm me. I am sorry if you have sent me something or sent cards or brought food and I didn't mention your name on the blog. Trust me, nothing has gone unnoticed, especially by our Savior who knows the heart of man. My family and I both know it is God using His people to bless us and we appreciate the faithfulness of so many of you encouraging us and lifting us up in prayers. We wouldn't be on this journey with total peace without Jesus or our family, friends and complete strangers we have never met. Thank you, thank you, thank you is no where good enough or what I truly want to say to everyone....but I mean it with all my heart. Colossians 3:15-17 "And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

"Today is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it".

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Prepping for Chemo Round #4

My day started back as normal, I got to go back to work!!!! Yesterday has been two weeks since my surgery and I was so ready to get back to my job. Dr. Ivy said it was okay for me to go back part time since I am doing so well. I am also back to sleeping in my bed again and so thankful for a good night's sleep each night. Tim Sorey stopped by to take Hutch to lunch today and Jordan, Susan Byrum and I joined in on the fun. We all walked down the street to Station Cafe and enjoyed eating outside in the beautiful weather. Thank you Tim for treating all of us to lunch!

Susan Byrum, Hutch, Tim Sorey, Me and Jordan

We were able to go and "early" vote today. Hutch and I got in trouble for talking. (that was an awkward moment to get in trouble from an old man that was working the election) Go Bart Hester and Bear Chaney!!!! We pray you both win.

Tony had back to back appointments all day and I had an appointment to go to my new chemo place, Highland's Oncology, and meet with an oncologist and have my blood work done. My doctor is no longer doing chemo at his office and is sending all of his patients to Rogers, which is actually more convenient for us. I will have my fourth round of chemo this Thursday and I'm trusting and praying all continues to go well. My doctor originally said I would wait 4 to 5 weeks after my surgery but since I am doing so well, it would be okay to start back up again. I know God is in control and my prayer is that maybe only 1 more round of chemo will get my CA 125 down to the teens, then I can begin my weekly preventative treatments. Psalms 57:2 "I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me". I know Who is in control and already know He has a purpose for me to move chemo locations for a reason. I pray I didn't miss part of the reason today seeing someone I probably should have said something to, but didn't. Since Tony couldn't go with me, I asked my dear friend Susan Byrum to go with me to help me remember all that was said and for moral support. Thank you Susan for taking a big part of your day to spend with me at Highlands, you mean so much to me.

Susan Byrum and Me

Today is also Grandma's birthday (Tony's mom). She loves Red Lobster and she also loves Pina Coladas. Tony calls her a "sinner" and she thinks that is so funny. I think she would say her birthday was a good day considering how it ended. :)
Grandma loves Pina Coladas!!!

I pray God will continue to show me grace through taking chemo and I pray my eyes stay fixed on Him. It would be so easy to get consumed with your circumstances that you forget what the big picture is. I'm not exited about taking more chemo but I also know I've been given a platform to take a stand for my Lord Jesus Christ and to show others how great He is and that He will never leave me or forsake me. Psalms 56:3-4 "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?"

"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."

Sunday, May 13, 2012

"Mother's Day"

Mother's day always begins with mixed emotions for me. I always think about my friends that have never experienced Motherhood or the young ladies that want a baby so badly, yet can't get pregnant. Then I think about my friends that have already lost their mom's and how sad this day feels to them. I also think about the ones that have lost their only child due to an accident. I pray for these ladies each Mother's Day and ask God to be with them on this day set aside for moms. May He be the One that gives them strength and encouragement today during any emotions they may face about Mother's Day and all that it en-tails.

I can look back on my life and see how blessed I have been with amazing memories of my grandmother and my very own mom and their spiritual walk with the Lord. I remember as a little girl being at my Nana's house and going into a different room while she put on her records of gospel music with her bible in her lap and hearing her sing along with the songs and begin praising and praying out loud to the Lord. One day while she was doing her "thing" a man from the laundry mat next door knocked on the door and she never heard him or missed a beat with her time with the Lord, so I went to the door and he was making sure everything was okay in the house. As a little girl, I was very embarrassed but I look back now to see how blessed I was to have a Nana so grounded in her faith. I remember my mom always making us kids go to church on Sunday morning and nights. Back in my day we didn't have DVR's or even VHS tapes and the "Wizard of Oz" came on once a year and I would have to miss most of it and would sit in church on that particular night pouting. I'm sure I pouted more than once a year at Sunday night church but that time always sticks out in my mind. I am thankful that I had a mom that read her bible and devotional each morning at the breakfast table. There is no doubt that I am a very blessed mom today and I know for a fact it all began with my Nana and my mom setting a great example for me as moms. Thank you Mother for always and continuing to be there for me and for all your faithful prayers over my life. I love you with all my heart.

Bryan wrote this verse in my Mother's Day card; Deuteronomy 6:2 "so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life". I can say this Mother's Day is a very special one for all that God has done for me and my family. I have been so blessed with the two miracles in my life, Bryan and Jordan, because I know Motherhood is a miracle from God. I couldn't ask for a greater son or daughter. My children have always shown me such great respect and honor and they don't wait until Mother's Day to show me their love, I see and hear it everyday. For that, I am truly blessed!! Both of my kids wrote wonderful things in their cards to me this year and here is something Jordan wrote; "It's by the grace and power of the Lord and by your unwavering faith in Him that you (but really HE) has made this journey so smooth. On this day, God gets all the glory, honor and praise. He is GOOD! He is MIGHTY! He is HEALER! and He is VICTORIOUS!!" You see my Nana and my mom taught me to trust in God and so now I am able to teach my kids and grand-kids to trust in God and the cycle will continue throughout each generation. Joel 1:3 "Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation".

Jordan, Me and Bryan "My two miracles"

Me and Jordan at church this morning

G-Ma and Hudson

Jenna's parents, Chuck and Mary, are always so thoughtful having Tony, Jordan and I over for Mother's Day lunch. Chuck boiled shrimp, crab legs, potatoes, corn, sausage and Mary made salad, rolls and chocolate cupcakes. It is such a blessing having both families together on this special day. Thank you Chuck and Mary!

Mary (Jenna's mom) and Me
Jenna, Hudson, Me and Bryan
Kathy (Jenna's grandma), Mary, Jenna, Me and Jordan

Hudson loves water and the Kerby's have a pool. Bryan entertained us this afternoon playing with Hudson in the pool.

Hudson and Bryan

Tony's kids, Chris and Alesha and their families always make sure to remember me on Mother's Day as well. I am so thankful to have been a part of their lives these past eighteen years and feel blessed that they always recognize me on this special day. I wish we didn't live so far apart.

Our day ended with Hudson coming over for a sleep-over. He loves when G-Pa makes a fire in the pit and he can put sticks in the "hot". He calls fire the "hot".

Hudson putting sticks in the "hot"

Today I was blessed and so thankful for all God continues to do in and through my life. May I never take moments with family for granted and realize each new day I live, I should cherish and honor Him.

"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it".

Saturday, May 12, 2012

"Hudson Charles Buettemeyer"

We have been blessed with seven grandchildren but unfortunately six of them live in three other states, California, Texas and Tennessee. My son and his wife, Bryan and Jenna live in Bentonville and we are blessed to get to keep Hudson any chance we can or want. He brings us so much joy to our lives and can make any normal day turn into a great day! He spent the night with us last night and was able to stay most of the day. Jenna said he has been waking up before 6:00 am each morning, so we were prepared for a long day. At 9:20 am he finally decided to wake up. :) Something about being at G-Pa and G-Ma's house makes him sleep so much better. He's learned where Wal-mart is (outside our back gate) and loves taking trips over there.

G-Pa and cool Hudson at Wal-mart

While we were at Wal-mart, we bought Hudson a "Happy Meal" and brought it home for him to eat. If I would have realized it was his first "Happy Meal", there would be a picture in here of him eating it. :)

Bath Time!
Me and Hudson watching Bubble Guppies before bedtime

He's learned to smell the flowers, but also how to pick them and try and eat them

Big boy going up the ladder by himself

Going down the slide with no help

As you can tell by the picture below, Hudson thought I was crazy for putting him on the slide when he was younger. Love that he can do it by himself now. How fast the time goes by with these grand-kids and we are cherishing every moment with him.

"You want me to do what G-Ma?"


A new favorite toy, G-Pa's dolly

Riding on G-Pa's dig

Another new toy, pulling out the waterhose

Another trip to Wal-mart, climbing back up the hill to G-Pa & G-Ma's house

Proverbs 17:6 "Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children". Thank you Bryan and Jenna for the time we get to spend and the memories we are building with Hudson.

"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it".

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Doctor's Follow-Up Report

I am going to let Jenna, my sweet daughter-in-law, explain all the doctor said to us today. She has been such an encouragement during this journey and has been on board since day one of being by my side. She is a nurse and can comprehend more than I can of what the doctor is saying.

First here is a short story of what happened on the way to the doctor:
On the way to the doctor's appointment, Jenna, Tony and I witnessed a hit and run. We were turning left onto Walton off of Moberly into busy traffic. Tony saw the pick-up truck across the street and warned me to watch out for him. The truck turned right into traffic and side swiped a car and fled the scene. We were stopped in the traffic for a few moments then once we proceeded onto the highway I told Tony and Jenna to be on the look out for the truck. I was driving so I couldn't watch for him, but the very next exit we saw the truck. Unfortunately we didn't exit because my appointment was at the Johnson exit, several exits further down, and we would have been late. Jenna called one of her best friends that is a police woman in Rogers, and told her what we had just witnessed. If I had known my doctor's visit would have been running so late, we could have taken the exit and followed the guy driving the truck. I love adventures, especially when it involves someone trying to disobey the law and we could have helped caught him.

Now here is Jenna' interpretation of the doctor's visit:

(This is Jenna now... ha!) Dr. Ivy's PA, Diana, took Janet's staples out and said her incision looked wonderful and said that she should be the poster child for their clinic because she was doing so well, Praise Jesus! Dr. Ivy then came in and explained the pathology. The Ovarian Cancer cells are "Clear Cells" which isn't the worst kind of Ovarian Cancer, so that is good! Janet asked if it was the "best" kind and he laughed and said "No, "no cancer-cells" are the best kind!" But that was good news and the other biopsies that he took confirmed that it wasn't in other various places in her abdomen. He did say that it is stage 3c Ovarian Cancer for sure, which we already knew, and which is the most common form of Ovarian Cancer.

She is doing so well that she can return to work part-time soon. She will be starting chemo again next week, we think. She will have at least three more rounds of the regular chemo and then he suggested that she do long term low-dose chemotherapy, like 30 min a week, for 6-12 months after that. 4 more weeks until she can ride her bike again and lift more than 20 lbs (which means Hudson!).

We really didn't find out a lot of "new" information, but that is good! Janet never skips an opportunity when someone says how good she is doing to tell them who did it-- Jesus Christ!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I was reading in Acts this morning of when Peter was put into prison. While Peter was sleeping between two soldiers and bound with two chains and guards were at the entrance of the prison, an angel woke him and led him past all of the impossible things that should have kept him there. But while he was in prison, the church was praying for him. Acts 12:5 "So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church". After Peter came to himself and realized he wasn't dreaming but that God had delivered him, Acts 12:11 "Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me....". God spoke to me and reminded me of how important prayer and His people and the church are in our lives. These past few months have come and gone so quickly and I don't want to take one second for granted of all that God has done. If you wonder if miracles still happen today, I can testify that I am a part of His miracle. He has heard the prayers of so many and he has kept his angels watching over my life and for some reason decided to spare my life and show me such grace. I'm not sure where my life would be today without God and his people's prayers. Thank you to all those that have chosen to be on this journey with me, have prayed for me and continue to pray. I haven't shared this with many but today Leon Walden stopped by, I shared with him about when I felt God's healing begin in my life. It was at our youth girls' event called "String of Pearls" and we had two young ladies leading worship. On Friday night of the worship service as I began singing the worship songs, I began picturing Jesus healing me at that very moment. From then on, when I sang worship songs, I truly felt God healing me. Not sure how many times in our lives we get to see or witness miracles or much less be a part of His miracles. I am humbled by the fact that I have now been a part of two miracles in my life. I'll never understand why He has chosen or allowed me to be a part of these miracles and all I know that I want each day I live to count for Him.

My friend, Theresa Bonds came by after work and it was great visiting with her. LaDonna and Sydney Combs brought us dinner tonight so the whole family and Theresa benefited from a wonderful meal.

After the great word "Remarkable" was delivered from my surgery, the network began to get the news out by this crew of people :)

This is my sleeping arrangement for now. The recliner in the den with 3 pillows. Tony tucks me in each night. :)

Jordan gave her testimony this morning for the women's ministry and did a beautiful job honoring the Lord. She also sang a song "You Revive Me" with Andy Muskrat. How blessed I was to be able to go and hear her and how proud I am as her mom to know that God is doing great things in her life.

Jordo, Hudson and Me

"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it".

Sunday, May 6, 2012

"Idleness vs Rejoicing"

I began today with my own worship service on our screened-in porch while Tony and Jordan went to church. The birds seem to be singing louder than I've ever noticed before and the colors of flowers seem to be brighter. I am thankful to have time alone with God and to know He is watching over me. Psalms 16:11 "You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore".

I did struggle with idleness today and not having anything to do or at least knowing there is nothing I can do. You would think I would welcome some rest and relaxation but for some reason I'm not taking it too well. I think it is called "being in control" of things. On a regular basis, Sunday afternoon naps are something I always look forward to, but today I didn't even look forward to napping. I watched a movie, then went and sat out on the porch again and started reading a book. I finally had to reprogram my brain and think about all the blessings in my life again and to quit taking them for granted. I was just told not even a week ago that my cancer is gone, that in itself is enough to worship and shout for joy. I had major surgery and I'm not taking pain medication...another reason to rejoice. I am able to walk around our backyard without hurting and at a good pace....hallelujah. My mind is sound and I can see, hear, feel, smell and enjoy God's creation all around me...how GREAT is our God!! So tonight I am thanking Jesus for all the goodness in my life and pray that when Satan tries to sneak in and defeat me, I recognize where it is coming from and say "Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world." Psalms 145:3 "Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable".

"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it".

Friday, May 4, 2012

"A Day of Blessings"

My day began after a restful nights sleep. I wasn't able to sleep in our bed and thankful to have a good recliner to help me rest. I woke up to food being delivered to us by Debbie Simpson. She brought homemade pumpkin/nut muffins and a dozen fresh eggs. Soon after that a beautiful plant arrived from Leon and Vicky Walden.

Thank you Leon & Vicky!

I was able to walk several times in our backyard today and enjoy God's beauty.

The Women's ministry at our church bought me this rose bush. Tony planted it for me today.

Thank you 4W Ladies!

While watching some TV this afternoon I received another special delivery from Edible Arrangements.
Thank you Alesha, Eric, Carter, Kimberly and Kaitlyn!

Dinner was brought to us this evening from Susan Byrum and it was wonderful!! We sat outside this evening on our screened in porch and were serenaded by Jordan playing her harmonica.

Our evening ended with a quick visit from Jenna and Hudson.

We Love this little guy!

Today has been a great day to celebrate all of God's goodness in our lives.
"Today is the day the Lord has made, we rejoiced and were glad in it."