Some Updates 

Late in November of last year we lost Mark’s father.  Al lost his battle with cancer and he is dearly missed.  Thank God he only lasted about a week on hospice when the angels took him home.  Sebastian was his buddy and he still looks for him every time he goes to their house.  He knows he’s not in the bed anymore, so he talks to Poppy’s picture instead ūüė¶

Speaking of Sebastian, he’s 18 months old already!  Remember this little guy?

Well, here he is now…

And those sweet little twin babies my son had…

And let’s not forget my two little scholars…

Where does the time go?  I can feel myself aging by the minute!  

Last but not least, some of my latest work…

I hope everybody has been as well as can be expected!!

God bless and keep you all,  Terri

Another one of Mother’s E-mails, Enjoy

Subject: FW: The List
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I just received this¬†from a good friend and want to share with you…

I like the way this is¬†phrased because it recognizes that the political class are¬†“bought and paid for”.¬† I believe that the¬†basic premise is correct:

If you listen to Trump, he¬†is hitting many of the hot buttons of the electorate.¬†¬†But you have to listen to him and not be distracted by his¬†showmanship (which is designed to give him free publicity¬†since he’s paying for his own campaign).

I like the list of 13 things that I, as a senior American citizen, want. Trump is at least talking about issues that most Americans are concerned about.

My mantra about Trump is this:¬† We are¬†usually in agreement with most of what he says but wish¬†someone else was saying it.¬† We are getting older and¬†our tickers aren’t what they used to be …

so here is
Our Special Bucket List for 2016 ….

¬†HERE IS WHAT WE¬†WANT…¬†

1.  Hillary: held accountable for her previous wrongs! 

2. Put “GOD”¬†back in America !!!¬†

3. Borders: Closed or tightly guarded! 

4. Congress: On the same retirement & healthcare plans as everybody else. 

5. Congress: Obey its own laws NOW! 

6. Language: English only! 

7. Culture: Constitution and the Bill of Rights! 

8. Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before & during Welfare! 

9. Freebies: NONE to Non-Citizens! 

10. Budget: Balance the damn thing! 

11. Foreign Countries: Stop giving them our money!  Charge them for our help!  We need it here. 

12. Fix the TAX CODE! 

And most of all. 

13. “RESPECT OUR¬†MILITARY AND OUR FLAG!!”¬†

Weekend Wisdom?

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Have a great weekend my loves!  And don`t forget to thank God for at least one thing as you enjoy yourselves xoxo

Sunshine

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“You are my sunshine”
I softly sing to you
For the warmth of your smile
is what carries me through

Thinking I can’t go on
until I see your face
Holds a smile as you sleep
and my heart skips a pace

Sometimes I get cranky
say I can take no more
But you know just how much
you are loved and adored.

Grandma  6/26/16

UPDATE: Still Alive

“Hello from the other side…”, as Adele sings it

I should have started this first before the signs posting, you know how I am, ’cause I forgot where I planned to start.¬† Pictures say a thousand words, how about these?

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I guess this post will be about the “biggest” news flash… our little guy Sebastian.

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I didn’t look back to see if I’d already told you about Sara’s problems with post partum depression or not, but she did not bond well with Sebastian.¬† The divide was then widened when she and the baby- daddy broke up.¬† Things just went from bad to worse.¬† Sara started talking about adoption and that’s where Mark stepped in.¬† He said the time for adoption was 7 months ago¬† but if she doesn’t want him, we’ll take him.¬† Yes you heard that right!¬† We’ve already met with our attorney & starred the process.¬†
Your prayers would be appreciated.
May God bless & keep you all!

Hugs and love,
Terri

My Long Overdue Updates

Finally have some good news to share with you:

Sara’s son Sebastian is such a treasure for us! ¬†Though it was not in our plans to be “parents” again at our age, it seems to have been a blessing in disguise, no big surprise to God I’m sure since His plans always work to our good!!
Sara’s postpartum depression “baby blues” have totally thrown her for a loop. I feel so bad for her! She said they seem to have hyper-intensified every other problems she already had but was trying to avoid having to deal with, like panic attacks, mood swings, etc. and not to mention damage of her abuse.
We have her set up with counseling until she is 18 and then she will move to the Behavioral Science Dept. at the hospital as an out-patient. I pray they can help her overcome the past and give her hope for a happy & healthy future.
We have talked about & agreed on Mark and I taking custody of Sebastian until she gets it together enough to feel capable of raising him on her own. That will ensure his position in the family should anyone try to say that Sara’s is incapable of caring for him. Always have to cover your butt legally these days you know!

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Blaine’s family are growing like weeds! The twins are 1&1/2 now.
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As well as Shawna’s.
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Mark’s dad’s chemo is going well. The small spot on his brain is gone and the rest have not grown. Your prayers are helping, thank you so very much!!

I still have my days where I cry about missing Penny. Especially when I’m stressed out and need to vent or have a sounding board. I know she’s happy in heaven but it still hurts.

Mom and dad are still plugging away in Florida still and probably won’t come home until some time in April.

Just wanted to drop you a line and catch you a more up to date!!

Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we keep you in ours.

God’s peace and blessings upon you and your’s all,
Terri

Calling Out to My Praying Friends

Hello dear friends!  September was a busy month for many reasons, some good and some bad.

In  addition to dad, Shawna and Blaine having their birthdays; Sara gave birth to her first child, Sebastian Lee, weighting 7# 1oz, 19″ long, on Sept. 17th.  She and her fiance are thrilled with their little cutie pie:

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That was the good news!

A week or so after that we found out that Mark’s dad has a fast growing cancer in his throat.  Specifically, in the lymphnoid just below his esophygas which feeds all the others below it.

I am asking everyone to say a pray for him, please. 

The first of October I lost my best friend, Penny!!  Those of you who have been with me for a while know who she is and just how much I loved her.  It was a total shock and I am still processing  it.  The grief has been overwhelming to me.  I am praying that if God intends to take Al from us too that he waits for a minute or two so I can get my breath.

When things like this happen, always ask God what it is that He is preparing me for that requires me to be so strong?  With everything happening in the world right now I’m not sure I want to know the answer to that question, but that’s a discussion for later on.

Please keep us in your prayers!
Love and blessings to you all!
Terri