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Happy Birthday Maudess 12-12-12

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Today is my Grandma McClary's 98th Birthday. She has been celebrating with Jesus for the last five years and today me and my family honor her with prayers and praise. I miss my Grandma-who was the kindest and sweetest woman on earth. My Daddy is her oldest of ten children and she left a legacy far and wide. Grandma loved her sons and daughters and all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren! Now with my Mom's Mom being in hospice, it makes this holiday season less joyous for me. I sigh to keep from crying and I am not a woman easily moved by tears.

emoticonThe weather was really frightful yesterday, plummeting temperatures and a little snow accumulation emoticon emoticon I lost power in the early hours of the morning. Never fails... i was concerned about that with the wind gusts, so I must have talked it up! I plan on taking my braids down today, cleaning up and preparing for the work week. I pray that I do not have to make an emergency run to Detroit this week.

emoticonHappy Birthday Maudess Rozetta McCullough McClary emoticonWell done good and faithful Servant emoticon

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HONEYBUNCH24 12/12/2010 6:55PM

    emoticon HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR GRANDMA emoticon
Well done indeed!!! emoticon

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DORCAS9 12/12/2010 3:48PM

    Wonderful memories of a lovely lady & faithful follower of our Lord, Kelly. Keep these good memories in mind as you move forward in your Christian life knowing there are more good memories to make.
Yeah, we've had frightful weather in the UK & no doubt more to come, but still cannot last forever!! Lol!
God bless.

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 12/12/2010 3:25PM

    Happy Birthday to your grandma

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PLAYBLUES22 12/12/2010 2:58PM

    Sweetie, nice memories emoticon

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BUELLRIDER 12/12/2010 1:16PM

    It's nice to have fond memories of your grandma. She sounds like she was a great lady.

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Visual Saturday

Saturday, December 11, 2010

I spent today at Dillard's with my girlfriend looking at clothes and visualizing some classic pieces I want to own. We do not have Dillards in Michigan, so today I took a real good look at classic pieces such as jackets. sweaters, dresses and pants. I want to kick it up a notch with my wardrobe and stop dressing in so many ill fitting pieces. i want to accentuate my curves as I continue my weight loss journey. It is important for me to look the part and enjoy the journey. Elevate my thinking, dream big and step out of my comfort zone. emoticon

It is a cold, blustery day here in KC. My knee talked t me today, reminding me that old man winter lurks about. I am going to have to pull out my long down coat that was once my Mom's when I am out and about running errands. The holiday season is in full force and people were out and about doing their thing. I miss my Mom so much and this time of year is harder. My Gran is in hospice and might not be there when I come home for Christmas. I am putting on my game face for my niece and nephew and the rest of my family. I can't help to think what if. What if Moma was still here? What if I was able to Gran at her home, not some nursing home? What if my other Gran was still here? What if all those who gone before me in heaven were still here on earth? I miss my family, but I know they are having the time of their lives with Jesus in heaven and are whole, healthy and happy. I pray that one day I will feel again that this is the most wonderful time of the year emoticon

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VERITY50 12/11/2010 11:39PM

    I am glad that you are out and about with friends during this season. I know you miss your Mom. You are doing the right thing by focusing on the positive and working on your health and appearance. God will give you the love you are missing from Mom and also give you other moms to love. God Bless!

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DINGALLSTOO 12/11/2010 11:05PM

    love the idea of classic pieces for your wardrobe. Sorry for the sadness at holiday time. (((hugs)))

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MISSYGEEN 12/11/2010 9:33PM

    I like the idea of visualizing your wardrobe. As for your family I understand, it took some time to get used to not having my grandmother at christmas time. The Mac and Cheese will never be the same. We started a new tradition where we create the traditional menu list and each of us pick one dish to make. We have one cousin who gets the sweet potatoes right. We can now talk about her with laughter rather than sadness. We miss her but starting a new tradition makes it easier to now enjoy the holidays.

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FITWITHIN 12/11/2010 9:05PM

    First of all, keep that vision alive as you reach your goal. Secondly, my prayers are with you. I know how you feel about the grandparents. I no longer have any of my grandparents living, however the wonderful memories; keeps them alive and well in my heart. Good bless you. emoticon

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Continuing to speak life

Friday, December 10, 2010

I am continuing my prayers for my Gran, she is holding her own. I speak life over her, sending her healing prayers. I do not want to contemplate burying another relative again this year. I am letting God work this out and I know in my heart of hearts, "thy will be done". I will never question God's ultimate wisdom and plan. I may not understand it, but I know the peace of God shall surpass all understanding , keeping my heart and minds focused on Christ Jesus. emoticon

I have a light weekend planned. I want to finish up my boxes for Michigan and get them sent off. I have some cards to mail and I want to tighten stuff before I head back home. I pray that I do not have to earlier and I pray that my travel is easy. I am not one to be jumping on planes and spending time in airports, but for the distance I have to travel, this is the best way.

emoticonI am officially down another pant size, four sizes total for this year. I am elated to be wearing a smaller size emoticon I am giving my gym membership a workout and watching my portion sizes and carbohydrate intake. I can taste how thin feels! emoticon

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CURVYCC 12/11/2010 7:29AM

    Gran is in God's hands. You take care and continue to lift her up in prayer knowing that God has this and all situations under control. Good news on your weight loss. You have worked hard to acheive that goal. Continue the progress!

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DORCAS9 12/10/2010 7:39PM

    Sorry to hear about your Gran Kelly, but we know that God is in total control & that all things work together for good to those that love Him. She is in His care.
Great news abour your weight loss! Well done! emoticon
God bless you.

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My Gran

Thursday, December 09, 2010

My Gran went back into the hospital again the other day for the fight for her life. She is 95 years young and gave life to my Mom. She is a fighter. She has been in a nursing home for the last twelve years and as with everything that ages, she has slowly declined over the years. I made it a point to see her every time I came home for a visit. When I was home for Thanksgiving a week ago, she went into the hospital. I sat by her bed for a few hours, speaking life over her. When I look her, I see my Mom. I remember when I was young and I go over to her house and run to the table and climb on a chair and say "eat, eat". She fed me well. She taught me how to crochet and took me to the bookstore. She is my Gran Gran and today I am speaking life over her. Although the outcome may appear bleak, I know a higher power, a greater God, A healer, A Savior. I speak life over my Gran, knowing God's word is true and powerful. I know God is going to handle this and that God is truly in control. emoticon

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BEVPRESLEY 12/10/2010 10:03PM

    Prayers for your Gran and for you.

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KNH771 12/9/2010 1:53PM

    Prayers offered... emoticon

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DINGALLSTOO 12/9/2010 10:24AM

    what wonderful memories you have to treasure. I hope you get to make more. ((((HUGS))))

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Setting my face

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

I was reading a word from the book of Isaiah about setting my face, keeping the course on what God desires for my life. All the bumps, turns, tests, trials and temptations that come in life are part of God's plan for me to have a greater outcome. I sometimes wonder and even question God's way and His plan for me and others. I realize that God is omnipresent, He is omnipotent and He is just a prayer away. This time of year with all the hustle and bustle of folks preparing to celebrate Christmas, I am reminding myself the true reason for the season. I kept hearing that song yesterday as I was running errands, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year". That may not be true for everyone. I am going into my second Christmas without my Mom and I have to check myself that I am not just going through the motions. I do not want my niece and nephew to be disappointed. My ten year old niece has been having a hard time especially with Grandma being gone to heaven. I try to assist my sister and brother-in-law with help the kids cope and just be kids and enjoy the holidays. I am making another trip home for the holidays simply because I want to be around family and they want to see my face. emoticon

Isaiah 50 talks about the path in life may be rocky, tedious and long winding. It may require much more concentration and effort on our part to travel this road. The enemy wants us to get discourage and give up, to keep our eyes off the prize and not to focus on Jesus. i remind myself daily that God is my source, not man or my job. I keep God's word in my mouth and I put a song in my heart each and every day.

Jesus is the real reason for the season emoticon

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SARAHFAILLA 12/9/2010 6:49PM

    So much truth :-) I know your family will enjoy having you.

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SQUINKLY 12/7/2010 9:11PM

    Great blog! I'm sorry about your mom. I'm sure she would want you to enjoy the season! Enjoy this time and remember how many wonderful things you have in your life!

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PLAYBLUES22 12/7/2010 4:13PM

    sweetie, thank you for there are some that for get that is why we call it Christ...mas emoticon

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PHYNIXX 12/7/2010 2:37PM

    Thanks for sharing! This helped me as well...
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