Sunday, February 25, 2018

I Can See The Handwriting On The Wall

I adore signage ...
and I am afraid I have way too many signs in our Summer House.

Any of my friends out there in BlogLand that love
RAE DUNN pieces ?
I do !!!
but, boy howdy, they are PRICEY !
Every now and then you can find a stray piece at
for a very reasonable price.

My sweet girl found these two mugs,

Thanks, Stacy

I bought this banner several years ago and hang it every winter.

...found this sign in a thrift store and love it...
it's so tiny....

our daughter, STACY, gave me this REALLY TINY sign...

 so I hung them together,
on my coffee bar !!!

This is but a few of my signs and will spare you a long read
and post the others another time.
I want to thank everyone that's emailed me and called
to see how I am doing.
I am ok...
we all have to go thru something like this 
and, tho my life will never ever be the same,
I am going to be fine.
I didn't think so at first...
but time is a great healer and while I will never forget Mr. Sweet,
I find thankfulness every single day that I was chosen to be his wife.

My sweet son in law, JENT, lost his father this week.
We are all so sad.
Jent and Stacy's kids have lost both their Granddads in 7 months.
Please pray for their whole family for strength and comfort.
We love them all  so very much.


  1. First, so sorry you son in law lost his father, sending love to him and his family. I know firsthand that grief takes time. I sometimes felt guilt when I laughed or felt happiness after my parents and sister passed, but that is what they would want.

    I love signs, too. I'm fussy about them. Rae Dunn is so popular, she nails it. I bought a bunch of her mugs for myself and gifts over 3 years ago and the price was very reasonable. :))

    Jane x

  2. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.....I know I may face this one day. You are a shining example of being real and having faith.
    Love all your signs! My aunt once said long years ago.....Linda has so much on her walls! You can’t read them all in one day!

  3. So sorry about the loss of your son-in-law's dad. May God comfort all of you. It's good to read about how you are doing. I'm sure those grief moments come up here and there with no warning. You had a good relationship and that makes for precious memories. Thankfulness is so good for us! I'm partial to signs, too. Just got one for our daughter in law that just says Be Still. She quit her job of many years and is just going to stay unemployed for a season. Blessings.

  4. Soon you will be putting up your Spring signage and life will be filled with flowers. It's always better with flowers! Will be thinking of your sweet family this week.

  5. Praying for you family, so sorry the grandkids lost their grandfathers. It must be hard for them.
    I love signs and always stop in stores to read them.

  6. I have little signs scattered around my little home too and I love them:) Yours are all so sweet! I am sorry to hear about Jent's Dad:( I know it is sad for all of you! I am adding this family to my prayer list! BIG HUGS coming your way!

  7. You guys have been through so much but there's nothing like the loving strength of a family to get you through.

  8. I am glad you are getting your feet back under you, bj. You are a tough gal on so many levels and I know that God has you in the palm of His hand. It is good you can look back on the blessing of your years with Mr.Sweet, but also look forward to the promise of a good life ahead of you.

    So sorry for the other losses in your family!

    Love the signs!! xo-Diana

  9. You are so fortunate to have such a loving and supportive family, all living so close to you! I find Rae Dunn pieces at Marshall's and TJ Maxx very inexpensive around here.....I love all of your signs in your home!!

  10. Had never thought of it before, but yes, I do love signs and they are all over around here. I think you have used yours cleverly!

    Praying for your dear grands who have lost their grandfathers within a year. Not easy for them. May they feel the comfort of The Lord.

  11. Losing two grandparents in such a short time must be hard. Mine were more spaced out. My paternal grandpa died quite a bit before I was born. My paternal grandma died when I was in high school. My maternal grandpa died last year and my maternal grandma is still living.

  12. Love your signs. B.J. it does get easier as time goes by we always will have the memories of being together and at certain times we miss them something terrible, at least I do. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  13. Can one ever REALLY have too many signs?? I think not. Sounds like it has been a very difficult time for all of you. I'm sorry. Thank you for sharing your sweet memories with all of us.

  14. "Chocolate . . . but first coffee" = INSPIRED!

  15. I love love signs too. I just got a new one yesterday with my favorite saying on it. I love Rae Dunn mugs too. Praying for all of you as you go through loss again. BJ you are such an inspiration to be able to continue on after losing your wonderful Mr. Sweet. I know that gives us all hope that even when you have profound loss and feel you will never breath again your story shared shows you can. I know it is so hard but the fact you are finding out how strong a women you are to keep going with your life is beautiful. Hugs and Happy New Week.

  16. bj you are a very strong woman and while as you say, life will not be the same, there is still much to be grateful for. I love yours signs and those Rae Dunn mugs. I keep looking for one at Home Goods but never see them, guess I'm not suppose to have one! Hugs to you my dear friend.

  17. Like you, I am enjoying signage in my home. Good blog post.

    Praying for your family in this time of the loss of another grandpa.

  18. Love, hugs & prayers for you and your whole family ~ FlowerLady

  19. What a year it has been. And now Jent's father too. Much sadness in your family. I know you have great strength but sometimes it feels like a bit much.

    Your signs are such fun. I have a few but not many (I'm out of walls and space!) They tell me lots about you (all good.)

  20. You are a very strong woman BJ and this will help you through. I always pray for you and I feel you are getting your feet under you again. Remember, you are loved!

    Love all your signs and the cups you got.

    Have a very special week.

  21. You are right BJ. We all will all have to go through loss sometime in our lives. You are such an inspiration with your strength and patience with God as he heals your heart. Sorry to hear of another passing in your family.
    Hugs, hugs and more hugs.

  22. I love signs and creating them too - see my latest post! I am so very sorry for the pain your family must be experiencing - God be with you!

  23. I love signs and also Rae Dunn. I'd love to have some new mugs, but first I need to weed out some old things that I no longer love. Working on it!
    I'm very sorry to read about Jent's father. Hugs to you and your family. xx Cheryl

  24. I too love signs but have only one in our Greek home: Life without cats/I don't think so. Which is so fitting now that I am here and surrounded by those little furry ones who have no one else to love them. So glad to read that time is helping to heal the hurt (which I know will never go away) but hopefully all those Sweet memories you have will continue to be tucked away in your head and your heart! Love, Jackie

  25. Love that you are getting back to living. Life sure has a way of knocking us off our feet. You are my hero, I admire you so much. I love signs and when I go to Hobby Lobby, I feel a need to read every one of them.
    Sorry for your family's loss, prayers.

  26. Hi there my friend! I love signs too and I dont really think you can have too many. Then again, I am a "clutter queen".....LOL Very sorry about the loss in your family. Some things are just so HARD TO GET THROUGH. And all we can do is just try. And if we have faith, rely on that.

  27. BJ,
    It was so good to see a post from you and I love all of your signs!! So sorry about the loss of your SIL's father. What a blow to your grandchildren but children are resilient. Sending continued prayers your way, my friend!!

  28. Ahh BJ you have my constant prayers. While I love signs I am afraid Harvey doesn't so I only have a few small signs.

    God bless.

  29. BJ- your sweet spirit shines through your writing.
    You are a treasure to us all:)


  30. So very sorry to hear of your soninlaw's dad passing away. Love all the signs BJ and I too love them. Every time I see one I think I might want it and then I think, where will I put it! I hope your day and rest of week goes well dear BJ. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  31. BJ, Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Glad you are doing well. I do think of you often and always hope you are keeping buy and enjoying the family. Blessings to you sweet lady. xoxo, Susie

  32. I believe your sign should read: A beautiful soul lives here! I don't know you, but I do... I am so sorry about the losses in your sweet family.

  33. I keep you on my prayer list...i really do! I've taken my turn as the one who was left behind. I understand...AND...I have always said I love words. I like your phrase 'signage' much better. I think I'll use that from now on. Sounds so...wordy! Big hugs from PA...Jan!

  34. Oh BJ, I just caught up on posts, and even though this is a few days old, I will be keeping your family in my prayers. Love you friend.


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