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Blessings Come in Many Ways…

Blessings come in many ways… and in many shapes…
People…
Presents…
Words…
and of course “GOD”…
Since my Bobby has been diagnosed with Terminal Cancer…
Our Blessings have been flowing around us…
“Overflowing”… actually…
I feel God knows I will have an exceptionally hard time when he is taken…
so I have been surrounded with the most caring… loving group of people…
To name each one would be impossible…
I share this in that I hope they will know by my words… and actions…
how grateful my heart is…
Blessings came in comforting words as I cried on some’s shoulders…
Blessings came in the form of cookies…
a sweetness that was devoured…
with the love that they were sent…
Blessings came with visits…
at just the right moments… just out of the blue…
Blessings came in acts of actual work… helping us when unable to go that day…
Blessings came from notes…
like a stone with sweet words of HOPE written on it…
Blessings of hugs… and sweet faces… that make you smile…
Blessings of phone calls… some daily… some with just the words…”how ya doing?”…
Blessings of chats… sitting and just letting each other’s words flow…
Blessings of a lunch… pizza… donuts… jam… something sweet…
Blessings of gifts… Thoughtful and memorable…
Blessings of laughter among tears…
and just laughter of things we do that is silly…
Blessings of friendships that have lasted for decades… that even as we are older… we still have a bond…
Blessings from a pet that feels my heartaches and purrs me to calmness… with her tiny rough kisses on my cheek…
Blessings of little faces that come for treats and a “Thank You” on their lips…
If God has shown me anything through this trial…
It is that HE never forsakes us…
He leads others to bid HIS LOVE in so many ways…
Thank you Jesus!

Blessed By Family/Friends…

I ordered me a new camera… an Olympus Digital…
I had used mine so much it was just plain wore out and then after dropping it…
it was never the same!…
Through Amazon I got this camera for only $2.02 …
On sale…
Had Discount points built up…
and Free shipping…
I was elated!…
I needed a good camera for photo taking when Bobby and I go to Washington DC on "Honor Flight"… in September…
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My cousin's husband and my Bobby have birthdays in July…
I made Peanut Butter Fudge for Jack and mailed…
From what I heard he REALLY LIKED it!…
simple recipe…
PEANUT Butter FUDGE
Boil 2-cups sugar + 1/2 cup milk for 2-1/2 minutes…
Add 1-cup Peanut Butter (smooth or crunchy) + 1=teaspoon vanilla…
stir together quickly and immediately pour and spread into buttered pan…(8" X 8")…
I made a double batch to make extra thick …
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Yesterday was a Blessed Day…
Visits from my sister…a niece and my oldest Granddaughter with her dog Dexter…
throughout the day…
Phone calls from a nephew… cousin…
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Porch time sitting with neighbors…and…
Neighbors walking over and bringing Huber Wine…
I feel the LOVE!

Honor Flight…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We had to have heating and air conditioning put in last month…
never had been changed … since we moved here in April of 1988…
It was Easter Sunday morning…
Family helped … especially a brother-in-law…
who later passed with a brain tumor…
way too young…
Leaving my sister and six children…
it’s funny how your mind works…
one thought leads to another…
anyway…
when the guys were bringing out the old furnace…
my bird bath that I had just made was broken…
I had to bite my tongue…
I was so upset…
especially since I had searched out the bowl for it and made it myself…
Oh well!…
The air feels so much better…
I imagine the old unit was struggling to work…
Of course it seems to pour sometimes when it rains…
because besides the cost of the heat/cool units…
I have had to have dental work done…
One more trip and a new crown will hopefully keep me going on my chewing …
Dearly hope so…
Chemo still an ongoing ritual…
and Bobby still holding the cancer at bay…
we both are a little more emotional I think…
but, doing OK!…
We made a short trip for Bobby’s Birthday… to French Lick Indiana…
Free room… free buffets…and a little money to play penny slots…
A good time…
Came home with some of the money we had set aside … which is always good!…
My sister went with us…
we travel well… together…
and get along… with sharing a room… and deciding where to eat. etc….
Bobby still going to the Live Strong Program at the YMCA… and I do my swimming exercises…when I can…
A friend across the street… who cuts our grass…
gave us a letter about a program called…
HONOR FLIGHT, INC. …
it is for Veterans with terminal illnesses…
This organization honors American Veterans for their sacrifice and achievements by taking (flying) them to Washington DC to see the memorials at no cost to the Veteran…
They want the Veteran’s guardian (care giver) to fly and be with them to make it a wonderful experience…
SO…
I wrote it up…filled out the paperwork…
and sent it to them…
Today…
we received a call from Honor Flight that Bobby was chosen to go…
all expenses paid… for 3 days…
I pay a nominal amount to go with him…
We will fly from Louisville…
have a buffet dinner at night with speeches from representatives…
staying at a Hilton Hotel in Washington DC…
the next day after breakfast…
we will be taken to all of the Memorials…to view…
and on the 3rd day after lunch… we will arrive back in Louisville…
WE are so excited to get to make this trip …
and so grateful for this showing of gratitude…
and making my Bobby’s last days even better!…
Thank you Lord!