Well, the title says it all! First off, let me just say again that I appreciate all of the wonderful comments that you have left me since the last time that I posted. Your kind words, thoughts, prayers and encouragement mean the world to me and I wouldn’t know what to do without them!!!
On Thanksgiving day, right as we were getting ready to leave to go to mom and dad’s to meet Shawna and the kids so that we could follow them and my parents to my sister’s house, the phone rang. It was my mom calling to tell me that they had just gotten home from the emergency room.
Dad had gone out to get the newspaper out of the driveway and fell. He broke his other collarbone this time (and his ribs, we think, even though they said the x-ray didn’t show that they were). He is in a lot of pain. Mom said she almost called 911 last night because he was practically screaming from the pain. They went to his doctor’s office and saw the nurse practitioner and she gave him stronger pain meds and dressed his arm that he had skinned up so bad that it peeled his skin all the way off and now they are afraid it may get infected.
Then I get a crying phone call this afternoon from Penny, I asked what was wrong and she says, “I’m in the hospital”.
Come to find out, Sat or Sun, can’t remember which one she said, she was leaving her son’s house and tripped on the sidewalk outside. She did what we are always afraid dad’s gonna do, she broke her hip! Through to sobs and gulping for air, she said that it hurt so bad that she didn’t know what to do but cry. They took her catheter out today and they’re making her get up and walk to the bathroom!!!! I know they want to keep that hip from freezing up on her but come on! She said she cries all of the way there and back ’cause it is excruciating.
God bless them both!! I feel so bad about it and am helpless to do anything for them.
I’ve had almost 70 visitors to the store but haven’t sold anything yet. It’s discouraging but I’m being as patient as I can be. I know that I’m not overpricing things. Compared to what others are charging on their stuff, I’m way under-priced but I want to start getting customers before profits. I’m just looking at the positive side of it, at least people are looking at what I have on there!
I am working on some more stuff and I have sent for some books, supplies/tools and DVD tutorials about working with clay to that I can start making my own kaleidoscope canes and such. I really like working with this type of medium and it’s good for my hands. I get up all stiff and sore but after I’ve worked with the clay for a while, they loosen up and feel better. Good therapy I guess.
I will leave you today with a few quotes to bless and encourage you.
I miss you all very much!
Love, mega hugs and abundant blessings,
|“Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you.”|
|“Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.”|
| “My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.”
Wanted to drop you a note and say that although I have been too busy to post or reply, I have read your comments along the way.
I also want to apologize for not responding or returning the visits.
I have been through the gambit in the last few weeks.
Happy, nervous, anxious, sick, and dealing with teen-aged anxiety!
The preparations for the sale have kept me extremely busy. Gathering, pricing, inventory, etc. So much involved and I have been too worn out to do much of anything else.
But I didn’t want any of you to worry about me and decided to take the time to fill you in.
I promise to be back on a regular schedule as soon as I get through my jewelry sale. It was going to be this weekend, but with the hurricane effects due in I’m not sure if I should wait for another week or not. I hate to waste the money advertising and then be rained out all weekend!!
God bless you all, my friends!
Love and hugs,
There’s a Name
above all names
I am clinging to
Unto earth came
to die in shame
all for me and you
My current life
heaped with strife
and the mounting stress
Won’t take me down
when He’s around
my each day to bless
That I not fall
His Name I call
to always sustain me
For I do know
trapped in the flow
by my side He’ll be!
Teresa Marie 4/3/12 ©
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First of all, just let me say, Abi, I hope that you don’t get upset with me for doing this but I am so worried about you that I will risk you being mad at me for the benefit that I believe this will be for you.
Many of you already know my relationship with a fellow blogger of ours that is more than just a passing one, she is my “adopted” daughter and I love her dearly, Abi at chicpress.
She has been through a lot in her short years on earth and has yet again suffered a loss in her life.
Even I don’t know all of the details of what has happened as of this day, I do know by the poems she has written that she is drowning in her suffering and I am desperate to help her feel that she has value and worth in this world over and above what this one particular person held for her. God, help me make sense in how I am saying this.
I don’t feel it is my right to discuss her personal life, those of you who are familiar with her, as I know that many of you are, already have a pretty good idea of what I am talking about. Please help me surround her with our love and thoughts today! I so want to help ease her pain, will you help me?
Please stop by and visit her at: http://chicpress.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/gut-wrenching-ache/
I love you, Abi, and please forgive me if I’ve overstepped my bounds!!!
Huge hugs and kisses,