Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Hi, Im Willlow's sister and I just want you all to know how much your kind thoughts and prayers for our family has meant to Russ and myself. I knew that she blogged but being a working mother I have never had the time to read any of her blogs and reading them has really made me laugh and cry . It helps me feel her presence still. I miss her voice and talking with her, but reading her blogs gives me inspiration as well, taking lessons for my own life. She faced alot of hardship and disability but great was her faithfulness to the Lord that is so evident in her blogs. Reading them have given me peace. Blessing to all of the friends that she has made over the years here. It's nice to know that her family is not alone in thier sorrow of her passing. I loved her very much and tried to help them as much as we could. Russell and I are kind of leaning on each other right now to get through each day. Again Thanks for caring and keeping us in your prayers.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Hello this Willowinds DH,Iwant to thank you all for thoughts and prayers for me and our family I want to let everyone know that I'm going to keep her bloog entries active so everyone can keep reading her blog . We are haveing a memorial service for her on Saturday, May 28 th 2011 at Newtown Reformed Church 206 Buck Road Newtown, PA 18940 at 3:00 PM
Thank you all, Russell
Friday, April 15, 2011
My doctor stopped in because she was in the area. She took one look at me and said I have Cellulitis. My stomach is so big I have trouble typing. The swelling gets in the way. So they are sending me to the University of Pennsylvania which is like an hour away. They are among the top Hospitals in the country. Only draw back is it is expensive to park and the gas cost.
So wish me luck.
** The Secret **
A woman named Vicki once knew a young person at church named Susan. Susan always seemed effervescent and happy, although Vicki knew she had faced struggles in her life. Her long-awaited marriage had quickly ended in divorce. She had struggled to get a grip on her single life. She hadn't chosen it, but she decided she would live it with utmost enjoyment and satisfaction. Susan was active in Sunday school, in the choir, as a leader of the junior high girls' group, and in the church renewal movement. Vicki enjoyed knowing Susan. Susan's whole face seemed to smile.
One day Vicki asked Susan, "How is it that you are always so happy, you have so much energy, and you never seem to get down?" With her eyes smiling, Susan said,"I know the Secret!"
"What secret is that, what are you talking about?" Vicki asked.
Susan replied, "I'll tell you all about it, but you have to promise to share the Secret with others."
Vicki agreed, "Okay, now what is it?"
The Secret is this: "I have learned there is little I can do in my life that will make me truly happy. I must depend on God to make me happy and meet my needs. When a need arises in my life, I have to trust God to supply according to HIS riches. I have learned most of the time I don't need half of what I think I do. HE has never let me down." Since I learned that Secret I am happy.
Vicki's first thought was, That's too simple! But upon reflecting over her own life she recalled how she thought a bigger house would make her happy -but it didn't! She thought a better-paying job would make her happy -but it hadn't. When did she realize her greatest happiness? Sitting on the floor with her grandchildren, playing games, eating pizza or reading a story, a simple gift from God. Susan knew the secret, Vicki learned the secret, and now you know it too!
We can't depend on people to make us happy. Only GOD in His wisdom can do that. Trust HIM! And now I pass the Secret on to you!
Take Care you all. Hold down the fort until I return.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I did this blog earlier and today not feeling any better. Found one thing funny last night my DH says we need to invest in (blank) I didn't hear him. My reply was "Honey we can't invest in anything. We are so poor I can't pay attention. He then says "We need to invest in a plunger." LOL we can't even do that.
Not sure where we will get Gas for this coming Monday. God is in control. I have faith we will make it somehow. No worries.
Hope you all have a good day.
*** True Freedom in Forgiveness ***
by -Author unknown
When Bill Clinton met Nelson Mandela for the first time, he had a question
on his mind: "When you were released from prison, Mr. Mandela," the former
President said, "I woke my daughter at three o'clock in the morning. I
wanted her to see this historic event."
Then President Clinton zeroed in on his question: "As you marched from the cellblock across the yard to the gate of the prison, the camera focused in on your face. I have never seen such anger, and even hatred, in any man as was expressed on your face at that time. That's not the Nelson Mandela I know today," said Clinton. "What was that about?"
Mandela answered, "I'm surprised that you saw that, and I regret that the
cameras caught my anger. As I walked across the courtyard that day I
thought to myself, 'They've taken everything from you that matters. Your
cause is dead. Your family is gone. Your friends have been killed. Now
they're releasing you, but there's nothing left for you out there.'
And I hated them for what they had taken from me. Then, I sensed an inner voice
saying to me:
'Nelson! For twenty-seven years you were their prisoner, but
you were always a free man! Don't allow them to make you into a free man,
only to turn you into their prisoner!'"
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