Sunday, October 15, 2017

..a hard time

Dearest Blogging Friends...

I say THANK YOU again
for all the prayers, love, caring, and support you have given me 
during the worst time I can imagine.
Losing Mr. Sweet has been such a hard blow
and I don't mind confessing it has been a nightmare for me.

I know, on the one hand, he will never be back on God's Earth...
but, for some reason I can't explain, 
I wake up every morning, thinking,
maybe this is just a big ole bad dream.

But it's not...

I also don't mind confessing that I have cried for days on end,
never getting off my sofa.
Our kids have taken such good care of me...
and they decided, along with me, that I was in a depressed state
and needed something to help calm the way
at least until I can get my feet back on the ground.

The trauma and stress since February has brought on several
health problems for me but I am under good doctor care
and I think things will even out in time.

Along with GOD'S help, family support, meds and friends,
I know I have to MAKE myself get up ea morning,
shower, dress and put on makeup...
these have always sounded like such little things, they are HUGE.

I have to MAKE myself get out more...
It's only been 3 months since Mr. Sweet arrived in his Heavenly Home..
it's all so very raw right now.
Being with him for almost 60 yrs just ripped out most of my heart when
he left us.

When I cry...please know I am not crying for HIM...
Oh, no...
I am so thankful he is where he is well,
where he has no job at all other than to walk and talk with our sweet
Jesus Christ...
and to love our Heavenly Father.

I cry for our children and grands..
I cry for me....
I've never been alone in my whole life...
but, now, my life partner isn't here anymore.
...and it's hard !
To ease my way back into blogging more regularly,
I want to share just a few photos of our new WHITE kitchen.

Before all the whole house was painted WHITE,
the kitchen had brown doors on the cabinets...

This photo taken in 2015 is the only one I found quickly showing the brown doors...

but now they are a beautiful white...

and I am really enjoying the new large, black iron handles for the doors and the drawers.

I added a cute washed turquoise "farmer's market" sign.

and, staying in with my usual FOOD post,

 These were always one of Mr. Sweet's favorite...
and mine, too.

I just add melted butter, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon
and bake to a golden brown..
in the frozen food department at your grocery store....

Love to all, bj

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Happy Birthday....

Nov. 5, 2017
is this cute little girl's 20th birthday.

 Happiest Birthday to

Here she is standing, in the pink dress
with her cousin, Andrea
and Bailey...and little sis, Deeds.

What a beautiful lady...
and a beautiful heart and soul.
♥ ♥.♥
I love you soooooo much.
Your Memaw